If you have purchased the DNS Management with Mail service, from the “Mx Record” section, found in the main page, you may choose to use the Mail Servers of Aruba or your own Mail Servers. 

 


If you choose to manage your mail with the Mail Servers of Aruba, all the settings relevant to the mail hosts will be pre-set and will not be changeable.
If however you choose to use your own Mail Servers, these must be set in the page relevant to the Mx Record.

To change, add or delete a MX Record you simply need to click the “Manage” button.

N.B. You can manage the Mx Record, only if you use Name Servers of Aruba and your own Mail Servers.
Otherwise, if you choose to use other Name Servers the settings of the Mx Record must be set on the machines that you have chosen to use, whereas, if you use the Mail Servers of Aruba, all the settings of the mail host will be pre-set and will not be changeable.

Add a MX Record
If you have chosen to use the Name Servers of Aruba and manage your mail through your own Mail Servers, you will be able to add new Mx Records.

You can add both a host that is external to the domain, and a host that belongs to the domain. 

In this case, you need to make sure that the host which you wish to add has already been created as an A or AAAA Record. In fact it is not possible to add Mx Records if they are not correctly associated to an existing A or AAAA Record.

 
Please remember that it is not possible to add more than seven MX Records.
Once you have checked that the host which you wish to add is found in the list of A or AAAA Records, you must:
  • Enter the name of the Server which will manage your mail in the “Host” field;
  • Select the level of priority that you wish to give to the host;
  • Click on “Add Record” to confirm your choice:


  • Click on “Continue”;
  • Click on “Save Configuration” to save the settings.
ATTENTION: please remember that, in any case, you must always enter the COMPLETE name of the server that manages your mail in the “Host” field. For example:

 
if domainname.xxx is the domain for which you have purchased the “DNS Management with Mail” service and “any” a host already present as an A or AAAA Record;

 

in case of external Mail Servers.

Change a MX Record
To change a Mx Record you need to:
  • Select the Record that you wish to change;
  • Click this icon   found next to host name;
  • Make the changes: you can change the host name and/or its level of priority:


  • Confirm the changes by clicking this icon  next to the changed Record.
  • Click on the “Continue” button;
  • Click on “Save Configuration” to save the settings
Delete a MX Record
To delete a Mx Record you need to:
  • Select the Record that you wish to delete;
  • Click on the  “Delete” icon found in the horizontal menu at the top:


  • Click on the “Continue” button;
  • Click on “Save Configuration” to save the settings.
ATTENTION! If you choose to change from using the Name Servers of Aruba to using other Name Servers, you will no longer be able to manage your mail on the Mail Servers of Aruba, including the webmail. Any email account and emails that it may hold will be deleted within 24 hours.