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Jargon Explained – Checking MX Records

Have you checked your DNS MX records?

Now what does ‘DNS MX’ mean you may ask? Well, it stands for Domain Name Server (DNS) Mail Exchange (MX) in longer jargon. But, you don’t need to know any of that to go and check your own DNS MX records…if you are interested to find out how then keep reading.

But why should I check them?

Good question. MX records are necessary to allow email to get to you, they tell the internet where emails sent to you should go. Or let’s put it this way, if you don’t have an MX record the email servers, basically people who send you email, can’t get to your email inbox, also, the emails you send may not be getting delivered.

Let’s get to the point!

This email is to let you know that you can check your own MX records and more, right here online for free=> mxtoolbox.com

Once you are at the site, click on ‘Email Health’ then enter your domain name.

Now click on the button ‘Check Email Health’.

Now wait for up to a minute, but usually much less, and you will get a report like the below.

Well hopefully NOT like the below which has errors. NOTE: we are changing our records around which is why we have some errors.

So, what now?

Well, if you have any errors, you should look at getting them fixed. If you are not sure how, then please give us a call on (03) 9894 7588 or email us at info@36-400.com.au

Also if you have email issues and/or you think someone isn’t getting your emails and you are sure they aren’t in their spam or junk, then check your ‘Email Health’ as above and take steps to rectify any problems.

If any of this does not make sense or you simply want to get it done and not let it irritate or frustrate you any more, then do give us a call on (03) 9894 7588 or email us at info@36-400.com.au

We are always happy to help and to give you back your time to spend on your business.

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