The DNS MX record is one of the most used DNS records out there. Without it, you simply can’t be sure that you will receive any emails! You need the DNS MX record to signalize to the rest of the servers on the Internet, which exactly is your mail server responsible for receiving emails for the particular domain.
What is a DNS MX record?
The DNS MX record (Mail Exchanger) is a DNS resource record that identifies the host with its hostname and is responsible for receiving incoming emails for the particular domain name. It makes that connection between the domain name and the incoming mail server.
If you have yourdomain.com, you can set the MX record with the following parameters:
- Host: yourdomain.com – your domain name.
- Points to: mail.yourdomain.com – hostname of your receiving email server
- Priority: 10 – the priority value could be from 0 to 100, where a smaller number indicates that it has a higher priority.
- TTL: Time to live value.