MX record


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MX Record

MX record

(Mail eXchange record) An entry in a DNS database that points to the mail server for that domain. In a small company, the MX record typically directs all email to the same domain. However, a company may handle email using a different domain name, or the mail might be hosted by a third party, in which case the MX record is configured to route the mail accordingly. See DNS records.
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Either you can host your domain completely on our Etrack Hosting Server Or if you have the Domain Control Panel you can change your MX records of your domain to point to our Etrack Hosting Server.
Thus, we choose these two features of DNS information: number of NS records and number of MX records.
An MX record shift simply consists of changing the MX record's IP address attribute to designate a different NOC's email server to receive email on behalf of the ship.
The domain to mail exchanger mapping provided by MX records accommodates another layer of fault tolerance and load distribution on top of the name to IP address mapping.