Mailhostbox can't verify MX records

  • Posted on September 26, 2013
  • martinszAsked by martinsz

Hello, I’m setting up the MX records for my domain name, and the mail provider (mailhostbox by xtraorbitz) is not being able to verify it. I think it is expecting a different format in the zone file. This is what they tell me to configure:

Add following MX entry 86400 IN MX 100 86400 IN MX 100 86400 IN MX 100

Add the following CNAME record 86400 IN CNAME


And this is my current zone file:

$TTL 1800 @ IN SOA NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. ( 1380205577 ; last update: 2013-09-26 14:26:17 UTC 3600 ; refresh 900 ; retry 1209600 ; expire 1800 ; ttl ) IN NS NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. MX 100 MX 100 MX 100 @ IN A www CNAME @ CNAME

The difference seems to be the format in which they expect the entries to be.

When they try to verify that the MX is properly set up, it fails and I’m lost now.

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Yes, it’s working now. Thanks.

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