Name:  my-domain.co.uk.
Priority: 10
Mail: mail.my-domain.co.uk.

The priority should be a low number, but should probably not be 0.  A rule of thumb is to use 10 or 100.  That way you can always place a mail server before this server in an emergency.

Any entries in DNS (A, CNAME, MX, etc) should have either a trailing "." or should be shortnames.  There is a configuration in Webmin BIND Module Config which states whether to add the domain to the end or not, but good practice is to always put in a fully qualified domain name including the last ".".

Cheers.

marcus miller wrote:
sorry im still struggling!

the a names and the name aliases work or at least they resolve if i type
them into my browser.

to add an mx record for an alias of mail.my-domain.co.uk what do I enter in
the two boxes in the add mx record fields. (dots and all)

thanks again.
Marcus

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alexander Skwar" <lists.ASkwar@email-server.info>
To: <webadmin-list@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: bind mx records through webmin - big problems


marcus miller wrote:


  
;; ANSWER SECTION:
my-domain.co.uk.    2h22m38s IN MX  0
    
mail.my-domain.co.uk.my-domain.co.uk.

Seems that you entered:

Name: my-domain.co.uk
Prio: 0
Mail: mail.my-domain.co.uk

Ie. there's no . (dot) at the end of "mail.my-domain.co.uk".  You've got
to enter: "mail.my-domain.co.uk." or "mail"

Alexander Skwar
  

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