MX Lookup: Check the Mail Server of A Domain
With EXPERTE.com's MX Lookup you can quickly and easily check a domain's mail server entries. To get started, simply enter the desired domain in the uppermost field.
After that, you'll receive a table showing all of the domain's MX entries.
MX Entry - Structure
An MX entry shows which (sub) domain the mail server of a particular (sub) domain is available on. This is necessary to make sure that emails are sent to the correct server, such as firstname.lastname@example.org as opposed to email@example.com.
MX entries are composed of the following elements:
Determines the entry's priority (entries with a lower value have more priority)
Name of the mail server
Time to live (how long the entry should remain in the cache)
MX Lookup - Process
In order to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, you'll need to follow the steps below:
- 1.The sender queries experte.de's MX entries via our tool and receives:
- 2.The sender selects the A entry for the mail server with the highest priority (aspmx.l.google.com) and receives the following IP address: 22.214.171.124
- 3.The sender dispatches the email and the IP address received in Step 2. Should this return an error message, the sender can try the second mail server.