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Configuring: Configuring the MX record for handling mail via FatCow's mail server for domain hosted elsewhere.

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If you are hosting your domain with another company, but you also have a hosting account with FatCow, and would like to handle mail for your domain via FatCow's mail servers, you need to configure an MX record with your current hosting company.

To configure an MX record:

  1. Choose two (more, if you would like more redundancy) of the following IP Addresses:
    65.254.254.50
    65.254.254.51
    65.254.254.52
    65.254.254.53
    65.254.254.54
    65.254.254.55
    65.254.254.56
    65.254.254.57
    65.254.254.58
  2. Create two custom DNS records as follows:
    mx.yourdomain.com points to 65.254.254.53 (or any other of the IPs available above)
    mx.yourdomain.com points to 65.254.254.56 (or any other of the IPs available above)
  3. Then, set the MX priorities as follows:
    MX1 priority 10 points to mx.yourdomain.com
    MX2 priority 20 points to mx.yourdomain.com
You can create as few as one entry, or the two entries recommended, or use all nine available IPs to create nine entries. We recommend at least two for redundancy (in case if something is wrong with one server). 

 

Updated 11/24/14


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