How to Add Mail Exchanger Resource Record to a Zone

Introduction

In this article you will learn how to add a Mail Exchanger Resource Record to a Zone.

Before going through this article ensure that DNS is installed in your system otherwise you will not be able to change the Zone Type, in fact in that case Zone will also be not available to you.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu.

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Now in the Administrative Tools many options will be available and one of them will be DNS, double-click on this option to open it.

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Step 2

Now the DNS Manager Wizard will be opened, here on the left hand side DNS Server will be available.

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Expand the server name under the DNS.

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Step 3

Under the Server Name two Zones will be available, one will be Forward Lookup Zone and the second will be Backward Lookup Zone. Expand the Zone on which you want to work.

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Now you will see a few Zones available under this Forward Lookup Zone (these will be only be available if you had added them previously), expand these Zones too.

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Step 4

Now right-click on the Zone and click on New Mail Exchanger (MX).

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By default DNS uses the parent Domain Name when creating a Mail Exchange Record, you can either leave the space provided for Host or Child Domain Name or can provide it.

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You will see that FQDN is automatically updated when you provide the Host or Child Domain.

Step 5

Click on the Browse button for providing the FQDN for the Mail Server.

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Now Browse to the FQDN and then click on the Ok button.

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After providing all the required fields click on the Ok button.

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