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    Missing link in the MX chain.


    Hi,

    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
    Address: 127.0.0.1

    > set q=MX
    > workingsolutions.co.uk
    Server: localhost
    Address: 127.0.0.1

    workingsolutions.co.uk MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = xlr8.biz
    xlr8.biz internet address = 178.63.160.230
    >

    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.

    Thanks.
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    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:

    Code:
    ; <<>> 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	83.170.99.96
    ns1.leebotwood.com.	3600	IN	A	83.170.97.80
    ns1.leebotwood.com.	3600	IN	A	83.170.99.95
    
    ;; Query time: 318 msec
    ;; SERVER: 71.252.219.43#53(71.252.219.43)
    ;; WHEN: Wed Jun 29 12:34:06 2011
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 162

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