If by "alias", you mean a second A record for 18.104.22.168, then the common
practice is to use a hostname of mail.domain.tld
If by "alias", you mean a CNAME, you should know that listing a CNAME in an
MX record violates the RFC. It often works, but some servers check for
this and reject all mail originating from a domain whose MX is
On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:26 PM, Chris Green <c...@isbd.net> wrote:
> I'm afraid this is a little off topic for dnsmasq but I don't know
> where else I could ask.
> If I have a small server that is both a basic internet host *and* the
> mail server for that host how does one set up the MX record in the
> zone file?
> I.e. I have a server for the domain zbmc.eu and 'host zbmc.eu' returns
> the following:-
> chris@cheddar$ host zbmc.eu
> zbmc.eu has address 22.214.171.124
> zbmc.eu mail is handled by 10 zbmc.eu.
> Is this correct or should there be an alias so the mail server has a
> different name?
> Chris Green
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