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Add an MX record to your domain

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How to add an MX record to your domain

Published on 07 November 2022

This page explains how to set up an MX record to your domain to verify it.

Identity and Access Management (IAM):

If you have activated IAM, you may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
Requirements:
  1. Add an MX record type in the root zone of your domain on your DNS zone.
  2. Enter a name of your choice in the Name field.
  3. Set a priority for your MX record.
    Note:

    Priority indicates the order in which your mail servers should be tried by a mail server that is attempting to deliver emails.

  4. Enter a hostname of your choice in the Hostname field.
    Tip:

    If you do not wish to receive emails on your domain, you can add a null MX record:

    • Add an MX record type in the root zone of your domain on your DNS zone.
    • Enter . in the Name zone
    • Set the priority to 0.
  5. Save your changes.
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