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What is an MX record?

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A mail exchanger (MX) record specifies how mail should be routed for email addresses at a specific domain name. An MX record specifies a host name which should point to a mail server responsible for accepting mail at the domain, and a preference number. If multiple MX records are configured, the sending mail server will try to deliver mail to the record with the lowest preference number first. If delivery fails, the sending server will then move on to the record with the next higher numbered preference.

 
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Category: MX and MXE record FAQs
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