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Re: urgent Mail Server

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On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 07:23:27AM +0100, Alan Chandler wrote:
> mail to direct them at your mail server.  This requires that somewhere out 
> there on the internet there is a nameserver for your domain name with MX 
> records that point at your mail server.  This is easy enough if your ISP has 
> allocated you a fixed ip address, but more difficult if your IP address is 
> allocated via DHCP.

I guess this message is some sort of demented halucination.  I have
never had an MX record...yet I still get the list.  I also haven't had
a static IP for the better part of that time, and was even on dailup
off and on for a while.  And yet, the mail still gets through.  If you
pay dyndns.org some money, they'll even let you use your own domain
name with thier service.  (I have donated funds to them in the past,
but am holding out until I'm eligable for a .ca before I change my
hostname again).

An MX is only needed if some other system is going to be handling the
mail bound for that one.

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