MX records

Cricket Liu cricket at
Mon Dec 9 22:01:08 UTC 2002

Karyn Williams wrote:
> We get mail addressed to:
> user at
> user at
> user at
> and it should all go to
> If muse is the mailhost, why does it need an MX record ?

Because the first thing a mailer with mail for user at
tries to look up is MX records for

Of course, most mailers will use an A record for
if they don't find any MX records.


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