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You are here: Managing Domains & DNS How to create an MX record
MX records are the part of the Domain name system (DNS) which serve your email. These normally come in pairs and direct any mail requests on your domain name to the mail server associated with these records.
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.
New MX records will normally be available for delivering mail straight away (depending on their priority), although you may need to do some more configuration on the mail server you are pointing to before mail is accepted.
As with any DNS change, we do advise waiting up to 24 hours for propagation of this change.