mx records

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by Manlove, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. Manlove

    Manlove Member

    Hi. I have the installation manual. I'm struggling to find the following setup, as I am unfamiliar with mx. I have setup ispconfig to receive mail. e.g. [email protected]
    I can change the mx records with the dns register but I'm not sure to what. It wont allow me to put an IP address.
    So if my domain is, what do I put in the mx record?
    The three fields are
    Host name: I assume this is blank
    Priority: A number, at the moment 30
    Result: This I am stuck on. At the moment the default is the hosts own server.
  2. florian030

    florian030 Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    the mx-records points to a hostname ( and the hostname has an a-record ( -
  3. Manlove

    Manlove Member

    Thanks. Apparently I need a domain for the mail server like I would need a domain for anything else so I'll have to buy one.
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You need a real domian but not one just for the mail server, the hostname should always be a subdomain, so if you have a domain already then just add a a-record for a subdomain of that domain and point it to the mailserver as florian suggested.

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