Q0310

Nigel Metheringham edited this page Nov 29, 2012 · 2 revisions
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Q0310

Question

If a DNS lookup returns no MX records why doesn't Exim just bin the message?

Answer

If a DNS lookup returns no MXs, Exim looks for an address record, in accordance with the rules that are defined in the RFCs. If you want to break the rules, you can set mx_domains in the dnslookup router, but you will cut yourself off from those sites (and there still seem to be plenty) who do not set up MX records.