How may I know the mail server address?

Refers to:

  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux

Created:

2016-11-16 13:16:07 UTC

Modified:

2016-12-21 20:19:33 UTC

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How may I know the mail server address?

Question

How may I know the exact mail server name for my domain?

Answer

You may get the name of the mail server getting the MX record of the domain using the following command (on linux):

# dig mx mail.com

; <<>> DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.10.rc1.el6_3.5 <<>> mx mail.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 57173
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 10

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail.com. IN MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mail.com. 811 IN MX 10 mx01.gmx.com.
mail.com. 811 IN MX 10 mx00.gmx.com.

Where mail.com is domain you would like to know mail server for.

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