backup mail server

Will Yardley william+dns at
Wed Oct 31 05:33:38 UTC 2001

phrogg wrote:

> mine uses as a mail server system (like hotmail, for
> example), and per their instructions, he was to change his MX record to
> point to, as such:
> ;mail server
>    MX 10 mail
> mail   CNAME
> ....and it works, as we, with out basic understanding, would expect.  is this
> technically wrong?

big mailbox has you setup an MX to point to --
and a CNAME for the webmail part.  these are totally separate.

so it wouldn't be:
@	MX 10 mail
mail	CNAME

@	MX 10
mail	CNAME 

or something like that.


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