DNS Settings - MX & SPF records
DNS MX Records
Configuring your DNS records is a critical step in putting your DirectMX service to use for you! You will need to configure your DNS to use the following servers as your inbound MX hosts:
An example of a BIND configuration for this are the following lines:
@ IN MX 10 mx1.directmx.com.
@ IN MX 20 mx2.directmx.com.
DNS SPF Records
We strongly recommend that you add SPF protection to your email service. This prevents people from falsely sending email as you, but is also a required step if you are using DirectMX for outbound email, or smart-hosting.
An example of a valid BIND configuration is the following:
@ IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx ptr include:directmx.com ~all"
SPF can be complex to setup, and we highly recommend contacting us to confirm that it looks right and is working - please give us a call!
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