DNS MX Record

The MX resource record in DNS refers to a mail exchange record.

What’s an MX record?

The MX resource record in DNS refers to a mail exchange record.

An MX record will list the name of the email server, or several email servers, that are to be used for the domain.

Example:
Purpose of an MX Record

Create an MX record on domain

This will depend on the DNS management tool being used. In Micetro, an MX record is created by doing the following:

  1. Click on the DNS tab on the Micetro Web UI
  2. Double click on the zone for which you’d like to have a new MX record created
  3. Click the Create button
  4. Give the MX record a name
  5. Select MX as the type
  6. GIve an appropriate TTL
  7. Specify a Priority value
  8. Specify a server (or use the default filled in automatically)
  9. Click Create Now or Add to Request depending on your permissions

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Use nslookup to find/view MX records

You can use the nslookup tool in order to find information about MX records with a domain. Just go to the command line and type:

nslookup q=mx exampledomain.com

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