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Old 5th April 2008, 13:17
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Default Help with MX records


I'm having problems with MX records....

- I create a new SOA for mydomain.com
- Then create an MX record:
- No Name
- Type: MX
- Data: my.mailserver.on.another.domain.com
- Preference: 10
- TTL: 86400

If I do a DNS report with something like http://www.dnscolos.com/free-dns-report.html

it reports that the MX record is my.mailserver.on.another.domain.com.mydomain.com
(ie MYDNS is somehow joining the name of the server that I put into MyDNSAdmin with the name of the domain???)

What am I doing wrong???

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Old 5th April 2008, 15:57
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i can tell you why u getting mydomain.com.mydomain.com part twice

when you setup your DNS recoard
you setup "mydomain.com" as the TOP level
so anything you add to that domain is
webmail = webmail.mydomain.com

to your problem there
sorry i dont own an real DNS address
so i cant help anymore than that simple heads up

give me 10 mins as well to think bout something as well

try for the data for the MX record
put in the IP of the mail server
see if thats works for you
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Old 5th April 2008, 23:20
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If I change the MX record to then it reports the MX record as being

Seems that it just wants to join the data put in the record gets postfixed with the domain name - is this right?

I've got other services that I use (eg Zone Edit and Yahoo) where I can use an external mail server as my MX record.
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Old 6th April 2008, 19:26
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