How to Edit MX Entry in cPanel
Posted by Allura on 01 10 2019.
A mail exchanger is one that determines which server out of all the servers receives the mail for a domain name. MX also denotes the mail exchanger.
The interface for ‘Edit MX Entry’ allows users to set the entry for every destination mail server.
How to edit MX entries
In order to edit the MX Entries of your server, follow the given steps:
- Select the name of the domain for which the MX Entries needs to be configured from the ‘Choose a Domain to Edit’ menu.
- Click on ‘Edit’. A new interface appears.
- Select the setting for ‘E-mail Routing’ that is to be applied.
- Input the required settings for the MX Entries in the section for ‘MX Entries’.
- Click ‘Save’.
Users can select any of the e-mail routing settings given below.
- Automatically Detect Configuration: This lets the system to choose the best E-mail Routing setting for itself based on the MX record.
The system checks the MX record and uses the given factors to set the E-mail Routing setting.
- The system selects the ‘Local Mail Exchanger’ if the mail exchanger of the lowest priority refers to an IP address on this server.
- The system selects ‘Backup Mail Exchanger’ if the high priority mail exchanger relates to the IP address of this server.
- The system selects ‘Remote Mail Exchanger’ if no mail exchangers exist that point to the IP address of the system.
- Backup Mail Exchanger: This setting makes the server accept mail for the domain. It is stored until a high priority mail server is available.
- Local Mail Exchanger: This makes the server accept mail for the domain at all times.
- Remote Mail Exchanger: The server never accepts mail for the domain.
The given values can be configured for the MX Entries
- TTL: Time To Live or TTL tells the period in seconds for which a record is retained in memory till the system refreshes. The integer value defaults to 14400.
- Priority: This indicates the order of priority of the mail server related to other MX entries. The server’s priority is higher when the Priority value is lower. The default value is ten more than the existent MX entry’s priority.
- MX Destination: Input for the name of the mail server.
Addition and deletion of MX Entry Text Boxes
Follow the given steps:
- Click ‘Add Another MX Entry Field’ if you want to add a new MX entry text box. A new row appears.
- Click ‘Delete’ beside the MX Entry to delete a row.
This document successfully lays down methods to edit MX Entries in cPanel.