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Does changing A record IP address affect MX records?

To add some more info here as an explainer for future visitors: The A record tells the internet where to find the web site for a domain. The MX record tell the internet which service is handling ...
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How to forward emails to my custom domain to my Gmail account?

Simple solution: Use http://improvmx.com/ and then set your MX records and you are done.
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Setup DNS record with mail and web server on different IP but with the same domain

By design of the DNS, the "target" of an MX record can only be an hostname, not an IP address. Just put the A record for example.com to the IP of the website, do an MX record to mail.example....
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Changing hosting for a domain but keeping email

It's actually much, much simpler than this. All you need to do is change the A records for the domain to point to your new hosting IP address. If the remaining DNS records are all currently working as ...
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Does pointing an MX Record to a server allow it to send mail as well?

MX records have nothing to do with sending mail. Anybody can send mail that appears to come from your domain. DNS records can now be used to authenticate official mail sending servers. The ...
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Does changing A record IP address affect MX records?

No, email would not be affected. The only situation where changing an A record would affect email was if you were changing an A record like mail.example.com which your MX records were pointing at.
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Setting up DKIM, SPF, and DMARC Records for Domains that You Won't Use for Email

If these domains are related to your company or brand, you want to prevent bad actors to be able to abuse these domains. For SPF you may publish the following records in DNS: @ IN TXT "v=spf1 -...
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Heroku apps, DNS and MX records

Putting a CNAME record at the root of your domain breaks email. If you want email to work, you just can't do that. Heroku has instructions for this case. You need to use a DNS host that supports "...
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I want to use email service of Zoho Mail with hosting server Hostinger for my custom domain. How do I do it?

Start at your domain registrar (GoDaddy, Namecheap, etc) and see where your NS (name server) records point. Your NS records point to your DNS host. Your registrar may be acting as your DNS host, ...
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Can't receive mail from outside domain

I posted my plea for help a bit too soon. LOL. To get it working: Delete MX record on cPanel and CloudFlare, Create new MX record with Priority 1 pointing to mail.example.com on cPanel and ...
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PostmarkApp inbound domain creation for MX record redirection

You need to add the MX record to your domain first - go to your domain's DNS records (wherever these are managed), and add an MX record for your subdomain to point its mail to inbound.postmarkapp.com ...
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G Suite says to use five MX records but my DNS host (123-Reg) only allows me to enter one

You are currently on the "Basic DNS" tab. Change to the "Advanced DNS" tab and you can then add any number of MX records (and any other type of DNS records). Reference: https://...
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Changing hosting for a domain but keeping email

LMK Web's answer is mostly correct, but there is a trap you need to watch for. In DNS, if the MX Record is pointing to the root domain, your email is going to break. To explain: Since you are ...
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Has Google modified its preferred MX records?

Yes, they harmonised them some 10 years ago if I recall well. The "new" values were already there in 2014: https://web.archive.org/web/20140921234242/https://support.google.com/a/answer/...
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How to configure an e-mail address with external MX Record in HostEurope webhosting?

This problem is due to a quirk in the HostEurope control panel ("KIS"). It happens when you create the domain's MX Record after registering the domain as an external domain in the HostEurope ...
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OVH & CloudFlare: email redirect doesn't work

OVH mail redirection using redirect.ovh.net as MX server works only when you use OVH DNS server. When you add a mail redirection, they add a TXT record with the email to redirect as a subdomain and ...
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PostmarkApp inbound domain creation for MX record redirection

Tim is correct. You will need to point a subdomain on your domain to inbound.postmarkapp.com, using an MX record. So, inbound.yourdomain.com will have an MX record of inbound.postmarkapp.com with a ...
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MX type and SMTP, They're different with each other

If you set your SPF record to specify the server use something like this to generate your SPF http://www.spfwizard.net/
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Not receiving email after setting MX records

Check that: The mail.example.com address points to your mailserver IP address. (You can look up the IP at https://www.whatsmydns.net/ by searching for the A record for that domain.) If you see no IP ...
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How to add MX record when CName exists (BigRock)?

This is a very helpful warning. It is there because of a weird rule in how mail sending is implemented. If there is a CNAME entry for the domain apex, all MX records are ignored and mail does ...
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Doesn't DMARC expose your email address?

You are correct in that it does basically circumvent WHOIS privacy by making the email address you put there public. You have a couple options here: If your registrar supports email forwarding, ...
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How to setup MX records for a static AWS S3 websites

Patrick's comment is correct: A CNAME entry at the apex of the domain is not allowed. Some DNS systems let you put one there anyway. For web sites, this mostly seems to work, but it breaks mail. ...
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Reverse MX A records (PTR) always error after are set G Suite MX records

This is a known thing https://serverfault.com/questions/915142/reverse-dns-does-not-match-smtp-banner-g-suite - Here is a long explanation that rDNS is not required for every device https://...
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Can switching from .com TLD to non .com TLD affect emails even if MX records migrated correctly

New domains often need to build up trust with the major email services which will have an impact on campaigns. Once all your settings are up you should work on sending a few smaller campaigns to known ...
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Do web hosting companies typically charge extra for custom MX records?

That is not normal procedure and sounds like a rip-off from what you have described.. Some registrars charge a premium for full DNS, however not for providing information or basic DNS service. Why ...
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Do web hosting companies typically charge extra for custom MX records?

It absolutely depends on their policy. Generally those that aim for a certain market of non-tech savvy users do offer a plan with little controls and then charge for mundane things like MX records. I'...
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DNS record configuration for a website with the mail server hosted on different server, domain (FQDN) and IP

It sounds like what you really want is to have mail.example.com resolve to the IP address of mail.example2.io. To do this, add a record of type CNAME, with mail as the name, and mail.example2.io as ...
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Move from one web host to another but keep Google Email Settings

Yes. The A Record tells the internet where the site is located. If you don't change the nameservers and leave the MX records (which we assume are working) then simply updating the A Record will do ...
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