Knowledgebase: FakeMX
How do I use FakeMX

Problem:

How do I use FakeMX?
How do I setup FakeMX?

Solution:

To use the FakeMX service you need to make a simple change to your DNS and point the lowest priority mail server (thats the highest MX number) to the FakeMX servers.

Example

Lets assume your domain is called example.com and when you look up your MX records you get back something like the below

example.com   IN   MX   10   mx1.example.com.
example.com   IN   MX   20   mx2.example.com.

When you sign up for the FakeMX service you will be allocated to a mail server. In this example the FakeMX server is called mx44999.smtp-engine.com.

All we need to do is add that server to the lowest priority (highest MX) is the list. So our MX list will now look like this

example.com   IN   MX   10   mx1.example.com.
example.com   IN   MX   20   mx2.example.com.
example.com   IN   MX   30   mx44999.smtp-engine.com.

And thats it!! You're all done.

 

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