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01-02-2009, 10:16 AM

Some of our users have complained about problems Emailing us. When I check our DNS MX record I get:-

> jimsbeerkit.co.uk
Server: UnKnown

Non-authoritative answer:
jimsbeerkit.co.uk MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = jimsbeerkit.co.uk.j
jimsbeerkit.co.uk internet address =

Note the "double" domain name in the mail exchanger section (in red).

What's that all about and how can it be corrected ? Checking the Main MX record in the manager control panel shows "jimsbeerkit.co.uk" as the only entry.


01-02-2009, 10:28 AM
Dear Yorkiebar,

The reason you were having this problem of the double domain in your MX records was because you were missing a '.' at the end of your MX record. I have fixed your issue in your MX records for you. It will take a few hours for it to propagate in the DNS servers.

01-02-2009, 12:52 PM
Hey Kevin, that's great thanks!

"Be sure to end your entry with a period, e.g. 'mail.mydomain.com.'"

Must read the small print in future :rolleyes:

01-04-2009, 08:11 AM
Dear Yorkiebar,

No problem! Yes, just remember that all DNS entries and MX entries need to end with a '.' at the end or it will not work correctly.