June 29th, 2011, 11:58 AM
Missing link in the MX chain.
I manage the mail for the domain workingsolutions.co.uk. I also manage it's dns records using windows 2003. In the dns manager I can see that the MX record for workingsolutions.co.uk is set to "xlr8.biz.". Also, using nslookup on the server I get this:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>nslookup
Default Server: localhost
> set q=MX
workingsolutions.co.uk MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = xlr8.biz
xlr8.biz internet address = 18.104.22.168
But when I use an online MX record checker it says that the MX record isn't set.
I'm not sure what I'm missing. Any help would be much appreciated.
June 29th, 2011, 12:35 PM
It may be the online server you were using to check had bad cache or some other problem. Here is what I get from a web based dig source:
; <<>> DiG 9.6.-ESV-R4-P1 <<>> workingsolutions.co.uk mx
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 1602
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 3
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;workingsolutions.co.uk. IN MX
;; ANSWER SECTION:
workingsolutions.co.uk. 3600 IN MX 10 xlr8.biz.
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
workingsolutions.co.uk. 172800 IN NS ns2.leebotwood.com.
workingsolutions.co.uk. 172800 IN NS ns1.leebotwood.com.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ns1.leebotwood.com. 3600 IN A 22.214.171.124
ns1.leebotwood.com. 3600 IN A 126.96.36.199
ns1.leebotwood.com. 3600 IN A 188.8.131.52
;; Query time: 318 msec
;; SERVER: 184.108.40.206#53(220.127.116.11)
;; WHEN: Wed Jun 29 12:34:06 2011
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 162