How do I change my MX Records
Posted by Helpdesk Admin on 17 July 2009 11:06 AM
Depending on the parking or hosting package that is running on your domain, the Qmail Mail Service may be installed on the domain.
If Qmail is installed, unless you are only inserting Spamfilter records that will point back to Qmail (if this is the case, you can instead deactivate the old MX records), qmail should be removed before new MX records are added to the domain,
To check if Qmail is installed.
Login to your Control Panel and navigate to the Domain Administration area:-
Inserting new MX records
In the domain settings above, select the "DNS" tab, then "DNS Records" from the sub-menu below
Adding a New A record
If your MX record requires a new local "A" record to be set up (i.e. the MX record is a new host name on the same domain, then a new "A" record should be set up as follows:
Your new MX records are now set up. If you receive email on more than one domain, you may need to repeat this for the other domains. Our nameservers will begin publishing the new information within 10 minutes of the change but it may take 3-6 hours for the information to be visible everywhere during which time messages may be received by either the new or the old server.