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Add MX record for mail.domain.com

Posted March 23, 2016 7.5k views
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How do you properly add an MX record for mail.domain.com?

I have added MX Priority 5 mail.domain.com. (with the trailing dot)

Do I need any other records?

I have 3 A Records ( @, www, and mail) all pointing to the ip address of the droplet, and the standard 3 NS records pointing to nsX.digitalocean.com
The website works fine, but setting email up on the server and getting errors so I figure make sure the mail.domain.com is set correct first off.

Thanks in advance,

Dave

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As you already have an A record pointing to mail.domain.com, you would need to set the MX record like this:
MX 0 domain.com (priority can be 0 as you have only one MX record)

I am not sure where your DNS is maintained, so, depending upon the provider, the trailing dot at the end of domain.com may or may not be needed

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