Question

MX records for subdomains

  • Posted July 20, 2013

Hello,

i’m providing subdomains of my domains to my family members an a few friends. I want that they are able to choose the mail-server they like, so I have to set the MX records for the subdomains to their mail-servers. But this is not possible at DO DNS. Would you think about an integration of that feature please?

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Andreas Pfohl

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What platform are you using for your mail servers? Have you checked to see if it supports domain aliases (like Google Apps: <a href=“http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=182079”>What is a domain alias?</a>)?

What if you separate out the subdomains from the zone file (and create separate zone files for each subdomain)?

You misunderstood. I want to use several different mx records for the sub-domains of a domain. For example: <br> <br>father MX 10 fathers.mail-server.com. <br> <br>That the MX of father.example.com ponits to fathers.mail-server.com. <br> <br>I can’t set the hostname at the beginning of the record.

How (or why) is it not possible? What did you try doing up to this point? <br> <br>I’ve never tried it; but couldn’t this be done by creating A records for the subdomains instead of CNAMEs?