MX Record

TL;DR: An MX (Mail Exchange) Record is a type of DNS (Domain Name System) record that specifies the mail server responsible for receiving email on behalf of a domain. It ensures emails are directed to the correct mail server.

MX stands for Mail Exchange. This DNS record informs all networks and servers where to send the incoming emails of a particular domain. If a website admin entered the wrong MX record, all emails addressed to that domain would be lost. Web hosts offer access to MX records via DNS Zone Editor. 

Updated February 17, 2024
Axel Grubba is the founder of Findstack, a B2B software comparison platform, with his background spanning management consulting and venture capital where he invested in software. Recently, Axel has developed a passion for coding and enjoys traveling when he is not building and improving Findstack.