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MX records and A records

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cdbevan, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. cdbevan

    cdbevan Registered

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    I want to put some sites onto the server but CPanel only gives us the ability to put a fully qualifies URL as the MX record. I need to be able to put an IP address there so mail actually goes somewhere else.
    Is this a job for an engineer at the web hosting company?
    Charlie
     
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    cyberspirit BANNED

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    Charlie,
    I am not sure where you get this from but URLs do not work in DNS.
    An MX record always needs to be a FQDN (fully qualified domain name). This could be domain.com or host.domain.com
    And this FQDN needs to have an A record in DNS as well and not a CNAME record like some try to set up! MX always needs to point to A record!
    So that should answer your question.
     
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