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MX mail. is a CNAME (illegal) zone

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by jpardoe, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. jpardoe

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    I am new to DNS and I'm completely confused!

    When I save my DNS zone in WHM, I get the following error message:

    zone domain.ae/IN: domain.ae/MX 'mail.domain.ae' is a CNAME (illegal) zone domain.ae/IN: loaded serial 2013040402 OK

    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Let me know if I need to send you further details to assist.

    Thanks!
     
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    I think I have solved this now. Instead of needing a CNAME, I just needed a mail.domain.com A record.
     
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    Yes that's right.
     
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