Which type of DNS record is used by mail servers to determine where to send e-mail?

CNAME record
A record
SMTP record
MX record
Mail Exchange (MX) records are DNS records that are nec­es­sary for de­liv­er­ing email to your address. In simple DNS terms, an MX record is used to tell the world which mail servers accept incoming mail for your domain and where emails sent to your domain should be routed to. If your MX records are not pointed to the correct lo­ca­tion, you will not receive email

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CNAME record
A record
SMTP record
MX record
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flagthe Netherlands
0%
0%
16%
83%
6
flagPoland
20%
5%
37%
34%
86
flagAustria
0%
0%
100%
0%
3
flagthe United Kingdom
50%
0%
50%
0%
2
flagFinland
0%
0%
100%
0%
1
flagthe United States
0%
0%
100%
0%
1
flagFrance
100%
0%
0%
0%
1
flagGermany
100%
0%
0%
0%
1

Gender

men32%
women38%
CNAME record
20%
23%
A record
4%
7%
SMTP record
44%
30%
MX record
32%
38%

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