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 v=spf1 ip4:​208.111.40.179 -all v=spf1 ip4:​208.111.40.179 -all
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 +=== MX Records ===
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 +To create DNS entries for an MX server, there are two parts: the A entry for the mail server, and the MX entry for the name assigned to the A entry.
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 +This example uses a subdomain to set to the mail server. Even though it's not needed, it make using the exampler simpler.
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 +First add an A address for ''​mx.beandog.org''​ assigned to IP ''​144.202.87.191''​.
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 +Next, add an MX entry for entry ''​@''​ and assign to ''​mx.beandog.org''​ with the priority at whatever number you'd like (0 or 10 is fine).
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 +This approach allows an external server that may or may not have ''​beandog.org''​ as its main address send mail for your domain. By adding a DNS entry, and flagging its A address as allowed to send mail, the ''​mx''​ part of the SPF record will allow for that server to be authenticated.
  
 === DKIM === === DKIM ===