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What is an MX Record?

An MX Record, or Mail Exchange record, is a section of a domain name's zone file (a Name Server entry for a domain name) whose entries specify the mail server(s) responsible for email services for a specific domain name.

An MX Record contains the following:

  • The name of the mail server(s) that will handle email for the domain name
  • The priority setting for the mail server(s)

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