What is an MX record and Adding MX Records

An MX record is a DNS entry that identifies where mail for a domain should go.
For example the MX record for a company is mail.company.ie
This means that all mail for the blacknight.ie (ie. 
anything@company.ie) should be sent to the server associated with mail.company.ie
An mx record has to be an A record ie. it 
CANNOT be an IP address.

 

MX records control where the email for a domain goes.  For precise information on how to set these up please see the articles below:
To create Google mx records for your domain just follow the steps below:
Log into your Magnet control panel
Click on Hosted Domains when on the Home page (this is the default starting page)
Now click on the domain in question
Now click on the DNS tab
Directly underneath this click on DNS Records 
Now click Add New DNS Records
Choose MX fro the dropdown menu
Leave the Mail Domain Field empty
For Preference choose Very High
In the Mail Exchanger field input: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Now click Finish

Now click Add DNS Record
Choose MX from the dropdown menu
Leave the Mail Domain field empty
For Preference choose High
In the Mail Exchanger field input: ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Now click Finish

Now click Add DNS Record
Choose MX from the dropdown menu
Leave the Mail Domain field empty
For Preference choose High
In the Mail Exchanger field input: ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Now click Finish

Now click Add New DNS Record
Choose MX from the dropdown menu
Leave the Mail Domain field empty
For Preferences choose Normal
In the Mail Exchanger field input: ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Now click Finish

Now click Add New DNS Record
Choose MX from the dropdown menu
Leave the Mail Domain field empty
For Preferences choose Normal
In the Mail Exchanger field input: ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Now click Finish

Please note that this can take upto 60mins to take effect.

 

Adding MX Records

this can be done in your control panel (cp.magnethosting.ie) under:
Home >> Hosted Domains >> domainname >> DNS >> DNS Records
You would need to add a new DNS Record here of type “MX”. The fields would then be filled in as follows:
** Mail Domain: Leave this blank unless you want to set up an MX record on a subdomain (e.g. sub.domain.com) **
Preference: select the number that matches closest to the priority you need
Mail exchanger: The mailserver record  (excluding the last .)
For example for the following Google MX record:
1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Mail Domain: blank
Preference: 10 (very high)
Mail Exchanger: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
NB You can then disable Mail Hosting for the domain name so our system does not try to handle the emails still under:
Websites >> domain name >> Remove Hosting (under the Mail Hosting section)

You might need to make sure the appropriate subscription is selected in the Subscription drop down menu first if you have multiple subscriptions.
Note:
An MX record shouldn’t be set to point directly to an IP address.  If you only have an IP address create an “A Record” pointing, for example, mail.domainname.tld to the IP address.  Then set the MX record to point to the “Mail Exchanger” of mail.domainname.tld where domainname.tld is your own domainname.

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