How to update "points to" per MX records?

December 22, 2014 1.9k views

How to update "points to" per MX records?

Thanks.

5 comments
  • What do you mean?

  • This is what I mean... GoDaddy sent me these requirements... I don't see the "Points to" field:

    Priority: 0
    Host: @
    Points to: SMTP.SECURESERVER.NET

    Priority: 10
    Host: @
    Points to: MAILSTORE1.SECURESERVER.NET

  • so the hostname is @smtp.secureserver.net and @mailstore1.secureserver.net ?

  • under mx records in digital ocean there are only two options:
    1) enter hostname
    2) enter priority

    what i am missing?? thank you

  • doesn't work... i need to update the mx records so they point to smtp.secureserver.net and mailstore1.secureserver.net

    i'm on phone with godaddy... again, this pertains to email.

    HOW DO I DO THIS? i don't see this option in digital ocean.

4 Answers

In our DNS system there are two fields for each DNS record. The priority and the host. The priority can be set to most any number you want with mail servers with a lower number being given priority. The other field is the host name of the mail server. If you update the host name in your DNS records this will re-point your MX record to the new host.

  • hi ryanpq,

    it doesn't work... i need to update the mx records so they point to smtp.secureserver.net and mailstore1.secureserver.net

    again, this pertains to email.

    HOW DO I DO THIS? i don't see this option on digital ocean.

    thanks

Please explain... how does this pertain to the "Points to" requirement per GoDaddy below?

Priority: 0
Host: @
Points to: SMTP.SECURESERVER.NET

Priority: 10
Host: @
Points to: MAILSTORE1.SECURESERVER.NET

  • The mail servers are smtp.secureserver.net and mailstore1.secureserver.net. The priority is 0 and 10.

under mx records in digital ocean there are only two options:
1) enter hostname
2) enter priority

what i am missing?? thank you

  • Nothing. Enter the hostname of the mail server and it's priority, then click "Add record". See ryanpq's answer if you missed it.

doesn't work... i need to update the mx records so they point to smtp.secureserver.net and mailstore1.secureserver.net

i'm on phone with godaddy... again, this pertains to email.

HOW DO I DO THIS? i don't see this option in digital ocean.

  • Hi,

    I don't see any MX records on any of your domain names. You need to add them like this (with a trailing dot, so smtp.secureserver.net. and not smtp.secureserver.net):

    Make sure you set the proper priority as per GoDaddy's instructions.

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