MX Record

MX records, or Mail Exchange records, define the mail servers responsible for accepting email on behalf of a domain.

MX records must point to a hostname (or subdomain) specific to the email server. For example, a website hosted at needs a separate hostname, like, and a corresponding MX record to receive mail at that domain.

MX Record Articles

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Download your domain’s DNS zone file so you can migrate DNS zone configurations.
A guide to setting up additional hostnames and verifying them using the Community DNS Lookup tool
Add a domain to your DigitalOcean account to manage its DNS records from the control panel and API.