mail server name

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by serr57, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. serr57

    serr57 New Member


    I just want to know what is the default name for mail server ?
    if it is mail.mydomainname is it possible to change it ?

    Many thanks

  2. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    You can call it whatever-you-like.mydomainname, as long as the MX record is set to it.
  3. serr57

    serr57 New Member

    Many thanks Edge for you very quick answer

    Now if I understand I just have to add this name into my ISP Dns manager?
  4. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    Yes that is correct

    Create an A record with "some-name" and the correct IP address (the IP of the mail server.)

    Now in the MX part add the "some-name_domainname " that you created in the A record.
    I normally put a @ in the host name, and the "some-name_domainname" in the "Mailserver", but for what I have understood is that you do not need to add the @ in the host name.

    Basically the A record is telling the world that your MX name (used for mail) is what-ever-you-call-it.domainname, located at IP .... (true IP of mail server (NOT LAN IP) )
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2008

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