MX Record help

Dear Web developers that are transferring client websites to a new hosting platform,
Do not forget about the MX Records! some clients don’t necessarily host email on their host account.
some might have third party email business class hosting.

A situation we recently came across was with a client not sure if they had third party email host and nor did they have access to their hosting control panel to check the MX Records and previous provider was MIA.

How did we figure out their MX Records?

USING FREE TOOLS SUCH AS http://mxtoolbox.com
Just do a domain search and done information provided!
Down below are common MX records used.

Google MX Records

Priority Mail Server
1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
10 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

Yahoo MX Records
mx1.biz.mail.yahoo.com
mx2.biz.mail.yahoo.com
Rackspace MX Records

Hostname Time to live (TTL) Record type Destination Priority
Blank or @ 3600 MX mx1.emailsrvr.com 10
Blank or @ 3600 MX mx2.emailsrvr.com 20

A mail exchange, or MX, record directs incoming email sent to your domain to the specific server set up to accept email traffic for your domain. For example, if your email is hosted through Rackspace you have MX records that point tomx1.emailsrvr.com (10) and mx2.emailsrvr.com (20). (As explained on www.rackspace.com)

 

If you need help setting up email accounts for your team, or help developing a website please do not hesitate to call us or email we service accounts nation wide:

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