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To forward emails to your domain’s server you will need to set your MX records to redirect your email.
Set MX Records Steps
To manage MX records you will need to do the following:
- Login to your Hosted.com Account
- Click “Manage Services” – then select “Domains” and “Manage”
- Select “Manage DNS”
- Update the MX records or add new MX records if applicable.
- Save changes – the DNS update will take 30 minutes to propagate.
Email forwarding allows you to redirect incoming email from one email account to one or more different domains or email addresses. When email forwarding is set up, any mail received by the initial recipient’s email address will be automatically forwarded to the additional recipients configured to receive them. This allows the entire conversation to be viewed and replied to by everyone included as well as any attachments.
Email forwarding also makes it easier to manage multiple email accounts across different domains. For example, consolidating personal and work emails.
The two most common ways of forwarding emails are manual and automatic:
- Manual forwarding means redirecting individual emails to different email addresses.
- Auto-forwarding redirects all incoming emails to other email accounts. You can configure additional filters so only certain mails are forwarded to the assigned recipients.
What are MX Records?
Mail Exchange (MX) records are a type of Domain Name System (DNS) record used to direct email messages to a designated mail server. They also contain protocols that tell email servers where to send mail in accordance with the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). SMTP is a standard internet protocol used by email servers to send and receive mail messages.
When setting up email forwarding, you can use MX records to redirect mail being received by one domain to another domain’s email server.
DNS Records Explained
DNS records contain information about a domain, such as what IP address is associated with a domain name and how to handle requests for that domain. There are several types of each with a specific purpose, such as directing mail to an email server or providing a domain name in reverse-lookups. DNS records are stored in authoritative DNS servers around the world and consist of text files written in what is known as DNS syntax. DNS syntax is a string of characters used as commands that tell the server what to do.
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