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MX records settings for 3rd party mail server

Hello,

 

For one of my addon domains I want to use mail server from another hosting provider. Is it enough just to create MX records with IP address of that new server for desired domain or I have to make some additional changes as well (DKIM, SPF,...)?

 

Thanks,

Aleksandar

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Re: MX records settings for 3rd party mail server

@bayshanac 

 

In general it should just be the MX record you need to change - Best practice says you should also add an SPF record to help reduce spoofing of your domain



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Re: MX records settings for 3rd party mail server

@PL281 thanks for quick response.

What value should I add for SPF? Where can I find that?

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Re: MX records settings for 3rd party mail server

@bayshanac  The SPF record verifies it's using the correct provider, you'll need to get the proper value from your provider so it'll match up.  You can post which provider you're using if you need help finding the info.

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Re: MX records settings for 3rd party mail server

@bayshanac 

 

As @Nate  said you will need to get information from your current provider. Also here is a tool to help build the SPF record https://mxtoolbox.com/SPFRecordGenerator.aspx



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Re: MX records settings for 3rd party mail server

Thanks for info. You helped me a lot.