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Server host name and MX name

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by ossierunner, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. ossierunner

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    Hello,
    Is it wrong (or maybe just stupid) to have the same server host name as the MX host name, like:
    Server host name: mail.domain.com
    MX: mail.domain.com
    Are there negative consequences from this?

    Also, if server host name and MX should be different, which of them should rDNS Point to?

    Thanks
    Anders
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    It's acceptable to use the server's hostname as your MX entry. Just ensure that RDNS for your mail server IP points back to the hostname, and the hostname resolves to that IP.

    Thank you.
     
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