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This feature allows you to route a domain's incoming mail to a specific server. Changes to the MX entry will also result in changes to the DNS records.
This feature is useful if you wish to create a backup mail exchanger to handle mail when the server is down.
Configure Email Routing
To determine how your server routes mail for a domain:
- Select the desired domain from the menu.
- Select an option under Email Routing:
- Automatically Detect Configuration — The server will automatically detect, and use, the configuration set below and detailed under the MX Records heading at the bottom of the interface.
Local Mail Exchanger — The domain will accept mail, regardless of whether a higher-priority mail exchanger has been designated. (If a higher-priority mail exchanger exists, the server will route mail to both domains.)
Backup Mail Exchanger — The domain will act as a backup mail exchanger, and will hold mail in the queue if the primary exchanger becomes unavailable.
Remote Mail Exchanger — The domain will not accept mail. Instead, it will send it to the primary mail exchanger.
- Click Change.
Add a New MX Entry
Under Add New Record, set the priority for the new MX entry.
In the Destination text box, enter the hostname of the new mail exchanger.
- Click Add New Record.
Delete an MX Entry
To delete an MX entry:
- Click Delete next to the appropriate MX entry in the MX Records list.
- Click Delete again to confirm that the entry should be deleted.
Edit an MX Entry
To edit an MX entry:
- Click Edit next to the appropriate MX entry in the MX Records list.
- Change the Priority or Destination as needed.
- Click Edit again to confirm that the entry should be changed.
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