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Google Apps - gmail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by drhamad, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. drhamad

    drhamad Member

    Aug 19, 2005
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    So, I've recently decided to start using Gmail through Google Apps for one of my domains. But I've never really edited MX entries before, so I wanted to be sure I did it right. For instance, the MX entry on this particular domain ( is, in "edit a dns zone,": - 14400 - MX - 0 -

    Do I delete this and just replace it with the 5 MX entries that Google wants? Further, do I put those entries in place of both places in each line where it says, or just one?


    Lastly, Google wants priorities entered?
    #1 drhamad, Feb 12, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2007
  2. Lyttek

    Lyttek Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2004
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    You'll have 5 different lines, such as: - 14400 - MX - 10 - - 14400 - MX - 20 - - 14400 - MX - 30 - - 14400 - MX - 40 - - 14400 - MX - 50 -

    The numbers 10-50 setup the priority, which just means that 10 is tried before 20 and so on.

    The lines basically mean this: uses the server as it's primary MX server, and this entry is good for 14400 seconds

    Once you've done that, you'll also need to remove from the file /etc/localdomains and add it to the file /etc/remotedomains. If the latter file doesn't exist, create it. This tells your server that mail shouldn't be delivered locally, but to a remote server.

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