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Help !! mx records

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EMS, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. EMS

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    Hi,

    I need to make sure all mail for a domain is being forwarded to an ip address.

    I have created an mx record with the IP address but the person I'm doing this for says some people are getting delivery failure messages.

    Can anyone help ? I'm desperate.
     
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    I think I've worked it out...

    If I set an A record for mail.domain.com to the IP address of the external mail server...

    MAIL IN A ip.of.whatever.box

    Then set an MX record for the domain to mail.domain.com - this should work as its a fully qualified domain name ?

    Is this right ?
     
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    That's correct, MX records should always point to an A record that resolves to an IP adddress, the MX should not resolve directly to an IP address. The bounces were probably from SMTP servers that do a lookup for the MX record before relaying the message.
     
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