How to create an MX record
Now let’s now take a look at how you can add an MX record. If you would like to understand the differences in DNS settings you can find this here.
Let’s get started…
- Login to your LCN Account.
- Click on the domain you wish to update from your Control Panel.
- Click DNS Settings
If this is the first time you have ever been to the DNS page for your domain, you may see a box appear entitled Activate Advanced DNS. You will need to tick the confirmation tickbox and click Activate to reveal your full DNS settings.
- Scroll down to Mail exchange records.
- Enter the Host name for your record. This is where you would like your MX record to be. This is usually left blank unless you require the record to be on a subdomain.
- If you have Domain Proxy for your domain, you will be able to select your TTL. You can leave this blank and it will default the TTL for you.
- Enter the Priority of the record you are adding. The priority of an MX record must be an integer. Mail will first attempt to deliver to the MX record with the lowest priority number. If there are multiple records of the same priority, mail will be delivered randomly to one or the other.
- Enter the Result, this will be the hostname of your mail server.
That’s it! You have now edited or edited your MX records.
Deleting an MX record
To delete an MX record simply remove the records from your list and click Save.
That’s it! You have now deleted you MX records.