Mailhostbox can't verify MX records

Posted September 26, 2013 5.6k views
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 Etcetera. 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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How much time have you allowed to lapse, since your last edits? DNS records can take up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the internet.
Yes, it's working now. Thanks.