Create MX Records on Network Solutions

About MX Records

A mail exchange (MX) record identifies a server that handles email messages for your domain. A domain has one or more MX records listed in priorty order. When someone sends an email message to your domain, the sender's mail server delivers it to the first available server in the priority list. You create new MX records, or change their priority, in order to change how email is processed for the domain.

You create MX records using the administration tools available from your domain provider.

Create MX records for a domain hosted by Network Solutions

    1. Log in to your account at by clicking the MANAGE ACCOUNT button.

    2. Under the My Domain Names section, click Edit DNS.

    3. On the Domain Details page for the domain you're using with Mailprotector, scroll to the Manage section. Select the Designated DNS radio button (to the right of Change domain to point to), and click the Apply Change button.

      NOTE: If you've previously modified Advanced DNS Settings, click Edit (to the right of Domain currently points to).
    4. Under the Advanced DNS Manager section, click Manage Advanced DNS Records.

    5. Under the Mail Servers (MX Records) section, click Add/Edit.

    6. Add an MX record for each mail server in the table below. If you need additional rows, click Add more MX records.

      PriorityMail Server

      For each MX record make sure to:

      • Enter the corresponding priority in the Priority field.

      • Enter the fully qualified server name of the email server (such as in the Mail Server field.

      • Be sure to include a period at the end of the Mail Server name.

    7. Delete any existing MX records.

    8. Click Continue.

    9. Review your changes, and click Continue.

Congratulations! Your new MX records now point to Mailprotector. Keep in mind that changes to your DNS settings can take up to 24 hours to propagate through the Internet, but depending on your host, this can happen faster.

If you have difficulty creating MX records, contact Network Solutions for assistance.

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