How do I edit the mx records on a freebsd
I have a domain that is hosted and I need to edit the mx records. I have the information that I need to plug in but I would like to know where the configuration file is and what do I need to restart for this to take effect.
Start with your domain registrar, and find out the authoritative name servers for your domain. Then find out where those name servers are and what tools are available to modify DNS records for your domain. My old host had a web panel to manage DNS, kind of like GoDaddy has if they handle the DNS for a domain registered there.
Due to the nature of DNS the edited DNS record(s) will not show up in all dns servers immediately, it may take hours to days for a change to be publicly visible everywhere.
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What type of DNS Server you are using on FreeBSD ??? Named(Bind) or powerDNS
December 26th, 2012, 05:13 AM
To update your MX records:
1.Log in (also called “domain host” or “domain provider”).
2.Under change DNS settings, enter your MX record, Make sure that you enter them exactly as they appear in the activation email, including the trailing dot at the end of each line. In general, your MX records include the following details:
<yourdomain>.s<your system number>a1.psmtp.com.
After changing your MX record, You can view the updated information on WhoisXY.com
January 11th, 2013, 04:23 AM
Edit MX records
You have update the MX records in the hosting control panel where your website or server host.
Just go to hosting control panel -> DNS setting -> Edit MX records.
You have to wait for 8-12 hours for propagating the MX server.