On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 03:56:40PM +0000,
 Salemme, Mary E <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote 
 a message of 47 lines which said:

> As an example, testing digex.com returns this result:

Zonecheck appears to be correct and you can test with dig, too:

% dig @NS1.verizonbusiness.com CNAME esmtp00.verizonbusiness.com   

; <<>> DiG 9.5.0-P2 <<>> @NS1.verizonbusiness.com CNAME 
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 64175

> ---- fatal ----
>  [TEST MX is not an alias]: server failure (IN/CNAME:
> esmtp00.verizonbusiness.com.)
> mia01.digex.com./ 

The error message is not perfect (it should indicate the authoritative
name server of verizonbusiness.com not of digex.com) but there is
indeed a server failure on your side.

> the target of the MX record
> for verizonbusiness.com is not an alias.

That's not the point: Zonecheck wanted to check that ("MX is not an
alias") and it was impossible (because of the spurious SERVFAIL).

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