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A very basic question about an MX record

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wsenter, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. wsenter

    wsenter Well-Known Member

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    I have a customer that was their MX point to a different IP so I changed that in "edit dns zone" in WHM. Do I also have to change mail.theirdomain.com to point to that IP as well or no?

    For the time being I have the MX record pointed to the offsite IP

    and I have mail.theirdomain.com set as a cname simply pointing to theirdomain.com

    Thanks again =)
     
  2. kernow

    kernow Well-Known Member

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    Yep, mail.theirdomain.com should point to that IP
     
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    Update mail.theirdomain.com to an A record to their IP.
    Then, update the MX entry to mail.theirdomain.com
    Also remember to remove theirdomain.com from /etc/localdomains and add it to /etc/remotedomains
     
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