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MX Record in Excahnge Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

    Can you Explain about MX record, why we use MX Record for Exchange and MX Record Process ???

    Regards

    Gowtham

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:25 PM

Answers

  • An MX record tells the Internet where to route your SMTP mail.  For example, say your e-mail domain is clownpenis.fart and our mail server is mail.dudley.net.  Your MX record would point the domain clownpenis.fart to server mail.dudley.net.  If you have multiple SMTP servers, you may want multiple MX records, optionally with preference numbers.

    You are welcome to search the Internet for more details.  I encourage you to read Internet RFCs 2821 and 2822 for a greater understanding about how SMTP works.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
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    Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:29 PM

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  • An MX record tells the Internet where to route your SMTP mail.  For example, say your e-mail domain is clownpenis.fart and our mail server is mail.dudley.net.  Your MX record would point the domain clownpenis.fart to server mail.dudley.net.  If you have multiple SMTP servers, you may want multiple MX records, optionally with preference numbers.

    You are welcome to search the Internet for more details.  I encourage you to read Internet RFCs 2821 and 2822 for a greater understanding about how SMTP works.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Celebrating 20 years of providing Exchange peer support!

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:29 PM
  • Thanks ED Crowley
    Friday, November 20, 2015 7:24 AM
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    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
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    Saturday, November 21, 2015 1:53 AM
  • Hello 

    MX record is a type of SRV record which help DNS Internet servers to find your mail domain and that tells the world where to deliver and email for particular domain. It also helps routing the emails outbound as a methos for Send Connector to send out emails.


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    Saturday, November 28, 2015 4:37 PM
  • An MX record is NOT an SRV record.  They are very different things.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
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    Monday, November 30, 2015 2:24 AM