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You are here: Managing Domains & DNS How to create an MX record
Normally your website and email would be served by the same server or system. However there are situations where you may need to separate them, for example if you want to run your own office mail server or if you want to use a third party mail scanning service. In DNS MX or Mail eXchange records specify where emails sent to your domain name are directed.
New MX records will normally be available for delivering mail straight away (depending on their priorty), although you may need to do some more configuration on the mail server you are pointing to before mail is accepted.