(Luckily I have an "extra" domain to play with before moving the big ones.)Yes, of course. But the catch was - GD will be showing "Pending Setup: validating MX record" before you update nameservers for a domain, and afterwards as well.And during this "afterwards" phase, the emails are rejected (as the domain is already pointing to GD, which is "pending" for some reason).
However, it would be nice to check the records are correct and we haven't made a typo somewhere.
A Mail Exchanger (MX) record in the DNS system specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email addresses on behalf of a domain.
This is only for those who plan on running a mail server on their Slice. Again, click 'new record' and select MX Record from the 'type' drop down box: In the fields I entered: Name: (Note the trailing period '.') Auxiliary Info: 0 Unless you have specific requirements to change the Auxiliary Info, leave it at 0.
In the fields I entered: Name: mail Data: 2.20 Done. If you use an external mail agency, they may suggest other values, in which case, follow their advice. Now we only need to wait for the DNS records to propagate.
From the location where you have stored your Exchange 2013 files run
The first dialog gives you the opportunity to check for updates to the setup files before you proceed.
The MX records associated with a domain assure that the email is properly routed via Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
I was planning to move my hosting&email to Go Daddy (which is now my registrar only), but was turned away due to a "peculiarity" in their account setup process (for email accounts).
MX (Mail Exchanger) records specify and prioritize the incoming mail servers that receive email messages sent to your domain name. Sometimes you have to update them if you host a website with one network (such as ours) but you have email hosted in another. If you have an email account through another email provider and change your MX record to point to our mail servers, you'll lose access to your original email account.
Note: If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions. If you log in above (under ), we can save you a couple of steps.
I will do a separate article on setting up MX records for Google Apps.