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Craig
13-Jul-2007, 08:27 PM
If I have a domain, say novell.com. If I want to have mail handled for a
test, can I:
1) Create A record test.novell.com
2) create mail server mail.test.novell.com
2) Create MX record for test.novell.com and point it to mail.test.novell.com

Most importantly, would it not disrupt mail going to novell.com?

(Told you it was dumb!)

Rick Chisholm
13-Jul-2007, 09:16 PM
in essence you are creating a sub-domain with a separate MX record - no
problem there. yer fine... carry on (dumbee)

;-)
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Craig
13-Jul-2007, 10:25 PM
Someone should tell Register.com!!!!

(Actual transcript, but I replaced my domain name)

Harris Smith: Hello Craig.
Harris Smith: Thank you for these information.
Harris Smith: I would like to inform you that the host name should be blank
in MX record of a domain name.
Harris Smith: Are you trying to set up your own mail server?
Craig: we have several actually
Craig: what I am wondering is
Harris Smith: In that case, you can have different priorities for different
mail server as the host name should be blank in MX entry.
Craig: can I setup MX records for a "subdomain", like have mail for
test.yousmell.com be handled by a different set of mail servers
Harris Smith: I am sorry you cannot make this entry in MX record.
Craig: right, however
Craig: can I create an a record for test.yousmell.com
Craig: then have a separate mail server handle mail destined for
test.yousmell.com?
Harris Smith: In that case, you ca create one entry in A record as
"test.yousmell.com" pointing to an IP address and then you can add the MX
record as "yousmell.com" pointing to "test.yousmell.com".
Craig: I want yousmell.com to be separate from this
Craig: in other words, can I have email@test.yousmell.com?
Harris Smith: No.
Craig: and have it be processed by another mail server other than the MX
records for yousmell.com?
Harris Smith: I am sorry but this is not possible.
Harris Smith: I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.
Craig: no problem..but you are sure of this??
Harris Smith: Yes.
Craig: okay...thanks
Harris Smith: You are welcome.

"Rick Chisholm" <rchisholm@SPAMsouthlandonline.com> wrote in message
news:O4Rli.1082$QE3.741@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
> in essence you are creating a sub-domain with a separate MX record - no
> problem there. yer fine... carry on (dumbee)
>
> ;-)
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Rick Chisholm
14-Jul-2007, 02:46 PM
wow

I must be working magic then...

our domain - southlandonline.com has an A record for "ourmail.domain.com"
and the MX record points to ourmail. But we had a special requirement for
another mail server - so I added "specialmail.sub.domain.com" A record and
MX pointing to the sub-domain - works like a charm.

user@domain.com -> ourmail.domain.com

user@sub.domain.com -> specialmail.sub.domain.com



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Paul Wolf
16-Jul-2007, 02:42 PM
Wow, that's just soooo wrong. It's the existance of the MX record that
dictates how e-mail traffic gets routed. So if you create a valid MX (um
Mail Exchanger, get it?) record that points a server to test.mail.com, then
all email traffic that is addressed to xxx@test.mail.com is routed to that
server. If the record is made public that is. Sigh. Gotta love tech
support.

Paul W.

Craig
16-Jul-2007, 03:13 PM
Yeah...weird thing too...that was the second fool, er support person who
said that. :)


"Paul Wolf" <paul.wolf@dot.gov> wrote in message
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>
> Wow, that's just soooo wrong. It's the existance of the MX record that
> dictates how e-mail traffic gets routed. So if you create a valid MX (um
> Mail Exchanger, get it?) record that points a server to test.mail.com,
> then all email traffic that is addressed to xxx@test.mail.com is routed to
> that server. If the record is made public that is. Sigh. Gotta love tech
> support.
>
> Paul W.
>

Danita
19-Jul-2007, 01:45 AM
Rick Chisholm wrote:

> I must be working magic then...

Nah - most mail servers in the known universe first check for an MX record,
and if none exists they fall back to an A record for a delivery attempt.


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Danita