This guide contains different MX configurations for when you are using your OVH DNS zone.
For more information on MX servers, see this guide: Error, link to guide #2003 not found. .

Your domain name uses the OVH DNS zone

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You have an email service with OVH

If you have an OVH email service, you can use the MX listed servers below in your DNS zone:
  • Mail servers [Anti-Virus + Anti-Spam]:

Record Priority Target
MX 1 mx1.mail.ovh.net.
MX 5 mx2.mail.ovh.net.
MX 10 mx3.mail.ovh.net.
Information:
The old MX servers are still working for email services created before 23/05/2016, but it is better to use the MX servers above so you are up to date.
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You do not have an email service with OVH

If you do not have an OVH email service, you cannot receive email because you do not have an email account. However, you can use aliases (redirections).

For example, create an "alias@mydomain.com alias, redirected to your real email "myaddress@myOtherdomain.com".
In this instance you have to use the following configuration:
Mail server [Alias]:
Record Priority Target
MX 1 redirect.ovh.net
Please note that you can use aliases (redirections) if you also have an email solution. See the email redirection guide: Error, link to guide #2001 not found. .
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You have an email service with another company

  • You have a host name for your MX server(s)

If your domain name uses an OVH DNS zone, but your email solution is hosted elsewhere (not at OVH or on a dedicated server), you can configure your OVH DNS zone in the same way, but with their mail servers instead of ours.
Mail servers
Record Priority Target
MX 1 your email server
MX 5 your other email server
  • You do not have host names, but one or several IPs for your MX server(s)

If your domain name uses an OVH DNS zone, but your email service is external (on a local server for example), you can configure your OVH DNS zone in order to link this IP to a host name, because you cannot have an MX record pointint towards an IP address.
Mail server
Subdomain Record Priority Target
mail2 A Mail server IP
MX 1 mail2.your_domain

Useful information

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Timing

Also keep in mind, any DNS change can take up to 24 hours to propagate.