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 Post subject: customized MX?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:29 am 
if i sign up for a free account, would i be able to have my MX and CNAME records customized? i am currently paying a two-year plan for my email (with my domain name) so want to keep using that service while i have my website hosted with you (maybe).

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:55 am 
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You can edit the MX record, but not the CNAME record, I am sorry.

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 Post subject: why not CName?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:44 am 
hi,

sorry for not responding right away--been busy. why can't i change my CNAME records and will that affect my ability to use email with another service (under my domain name) while having my website hosted here?

lily


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:53 am 
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I'm very sorry but you can't change the CNAME records, but you can use other SMTP server.

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 Post subject: Re: why not CName?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:40 am 
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lily1 wrote:
hi,

sorry for not responding right away--been busy. why can't i change my CNAME records and will that affect my ability to use email with another service (under my domain name) while having my website hosted here?

lily


just changing the mx record should do the trick (I had it setup using a GoDaddy email service, it worked fine, although took about 48 hours to propagate which is normal, but sooo long when you sit there whaiting for it).

I do have a question of my own though:

Is it possible to add a secondary MX record something along the lines of:

MX value=10 serv3.freehostia.com
MX value=20 mail.otherserver.com

So that when someone sends an email at me@mysite.com and serv3.freehostia.com is down and cannot receive mail, mail.otherserver.com will handle the receival instead (sort of having more than one MX record)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:20 pm 
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Yes, you can set more than one MX record.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:47 pm 
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How do you weight them though?


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sparky_132 wrote:
How do you weight them though?


What do you mean?

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 Post subject: Re: why not CName?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:18 pm 
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emoci wrote:
MX value=10 serv3.freehostia.com
MX value=20 mail.otherserver.com

In this example you see the two mail servers are given a weighting or priority, 10 and 20 respectively. That is what I meant by their weighting. It shows which is the preferred mail server. The one with 10 will be tried first.

In the control panel, you set the MX records in the Custom DNS Records section. Here there are only three fields: hostname, type - e.g. A or MX, and value.

So you could add another MX record, but there I do not see anyhere to specify the priority for them.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:55 am 
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Unfortunately that is right. You can't specify the priority of the servers here.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:44 am 
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So what would happen if I added another MX record? Which one would be tried first? Anyone want to try it?

Maybe create a subdomain which you won't use and set its MX records. Once it's done use this to check: http://www.dnsstuff.com/ and select MX from the DNS lookup form.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:43 pm 
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How would you add another one in the first place (or is it only available on paid plans). Cause under my DNS panel I have no way of adding another MX:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:13 pm 
if we pay free hostia can we edit cname records?


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yousay wrote:
if we pay free hostia can we edit cname records?


Sorry, this service is not available for upgrade too.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 6:25 pm 
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sparky_132 wrote:
So what would happen if I added another MX record? Which one would be tried first? Anyone want to try it?

Maybe create a subdomain which you won't use and set its MX records. Once it's done use this to check: http://www.dnsstuff.com/ and select MX from the DNS lookup form.
I just have done that but I don't know what server to put on the subdomain MX record (POP3 or SMTP?). I choose SMTP.


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