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Does DigitalOcean support Null MX records?

The control panel rejects hostname ‘.’ for MX records, so it seems like Digital Ocean does not support null mx records. Is there another way I can create them (eg, using the API or somewhere I didn’t find in the control panel)?

A null MX record is the documented method of indicating that a domain does not accept email: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc7505


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Hi @johnbartholomew,

I don’t think that is being used anymore or if there is any way on the Platform/Control Panel to be created, even using API. What you can do is create an MX record which leads to nowhere.