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ldoodle
Dabbler
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎15-03-2009

Mail Relay

Hiya,
Can someone remind me of the autoturn DNS name for the mail relay MX record. I've just changed my SMTP details and forgot to make a note of it so now no longer have a backup relay.
Thanks
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Peter_Vaughan
Grafter
Posts: 14,469
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Mail Relay

I believe it is autoturn.plus.net and you connect on port 79
ldoodle
Dabbler
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎15-03-2009

Re: Mail Relay

Sorry I meant what's the name for the MX record I need to add to my domain's DNS records for mail relay if my mail server goes offline. I presently only have the one record, which is my external IP.
Thanks
jelv
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 26,786
Thanks: 990
Fixes: 10
Registered: ‎10-04-2007

Re: Mail Relay

I thought when you selected SMTP mail delivery for a domain it automatically added the autoturn server. Have you tried changing it to specify your own DNS and then change it back to SMTP?
It's also possible that it won't show up in the DNS maintenance for a domain, but will be there if you check the DNS records using dig or nslookup.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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ldoodle
Dabbler
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎15-03-2009

Re: Mail Relay

When I had my SMTP set to use the deault, nslookup showed to MX records:
mail.domainname.co.uk
plusnets mail relay
I had to change it to 'specify DNS records for my domain' and now it only shows 1 MX record:
smtp.domainname.co.uk
I can't remember what the mail relay's MX record is! I could change it back and wait for DNS to populate I suppose!
markdamen
Hooked
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎15-04-2007

Re: Mail Relay

Hi
On my domain as the secondary record it is
10  autoturn.plus.net.uk  84.92.1.1
Regards
Mark