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MX record in DNS

jamie
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MX record in DNS

I have a domain name registered with a registrar (not plus net) and want to set the MX record to the Plus Net mail server so I can continue to collect mail that is sent to the new domain via my Plus Net account.
Is this possible? If so, what should the mx record be: mail.plus.net ?
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Re: MX record in DNS

Have you got the domain set to be hosted by Plusnet? If not Plusnet won't know what to do with it as it won't recognise the domain name.
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jamie
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Re: MX record in DNS

No, it isn't hosted by plusnet.
What I want to do is use another hosting company for web hosting but keep plusnet for email. I was hoping I could set this up just by using the DNS records at the registrar. But maybe not ...
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Re: MX record in DNS

Can't be done I'm afraid unless your host has some form of email forwarding service.

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Re: MX record in DNS

I have a domain registered with 123-reg and email forwarded to a Plusnet account. Works fine.

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Re: MX record in DNS

Presumably using an email forwarding service though Strat rather than pointing the domain to our servers using MX records?

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jamie
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Re: MX record in DNS

Quote from: Bob
Presumably using an email forwarding service though Strat rather than pointing the domain to our servers using MX records?

That is the method I have decided to use. Seems to be working OK ...
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Re: MX record in DNS

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I have a domain registered with 123-reg and email forwarded to a Plusnet account. Works fine.

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