Site and mail on separate servers

williama5

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My client have a site that is in another hosting company. His domain DNS point to this hosting company. My client want use just my e-mail system. What configuration must he use to point to my e-mail hosting? Please, do not just say that he need to cread an A and MX record, I need to know how is this A and MX record fully
 

cPRex

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Hey there! He would need to have two DNS records configured - a "mail" record to point to the IP address of your server, and then the MX record pointed to the mail record. It would look something like this in the actual DNS zone:

mail.domain.com. IN A x.x.x.x
domain.com. IN MX mail.domain.com.

Where "x.x.x.x" is the IP address of your machine.