cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

What are MX records and how are they used?

Gokul_Anantha
Employees

An MX record is a publicly available address for an email recipients mail server. When someone, for example:mtest@test.com sends an email to abc@xyz.com, the sender’s mail transfer agent looks up the available MX record at public DNS registry of xyz.com to determine where to deliver emails.

A domain/ sub-domain cannot have multiple MX records. However, they can have multiple hosts associated with an MX record organized by priority.

 

MX record is mandatory to avoid failing anti-virus checkers against the registered domain/sub domain for this service. The MX record is also needed for “reply” tracking. The “reply to” address allows a recipient to respond back to an email. When a marketing / transactional email is replied to, the mail transfer agent looks up DNS entries to determine the MX record of the recipient’s mail server.

 

0 REPLIES 0