What is an MX record, and can it harm me?

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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Mar 25, 2019 at 08:31 PM
I was reading this article, and was wondering, what is an MX record?


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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,826
Mar 22, 2019 at 11:37 PM
You don't have a MX record. But, any email service you use has two or more MX records to identify the Server address.


Spammers may deliberately direct mail to one of the backup (called "high distance") MX servers of a domain first, on the assumption that such a server will have less effective anti-spam filters. An anti-spam technique called "nolisting" is based on assuming this behavior.
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Mar 25, 2019 at 01:28 PM
Person A: "Send this email to Person B!"
Server: "Sure lemme send that for you"
Server: *Checks address book [DNS] to find address* - Gotcha. personb@personb.co.uk lives at 1.2.3.4 [MX Record], I'll send it here.


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Mar 25, 2019 at 01:29 PM
You can find the MX records of any domain from www.mxtoolbox.com very handy tool.
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Mar 25, 2019 at 01:33 PM
Thanks guys...;-)
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,170
Mar 25, 2019 at 08:31 PM
Even if you were cloned, you'd still be one of a kind. And the better looking one.
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