What DNS records are needed for Homestead email?

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DNS settings for Homestead email.

                        A RECORDS

Host         yourdomain           Points to

mx            yourdomain             66.96.142.50
mx            yourdomain             66.96.142.51
mx            yourdomain             66.96.142.52
pop           yourdomain             66.96.135.134
imap         yourdomain             66.96.135.134
smtp         yourdomain             66.96.135.134
mail          yourdomain             66.96.135.134
webmail    yourdomain            66.96.135.48
email        yourdomain             66.96.135.48


MX RECORDS
Host Type          Points to                     Priority

@                       mx.yourdomain            10

TXT Record

Host Type    Value

@                 v=spf1 ip4:38.113.1.0/24 ip4:38.113.20.0/24 ip4:65.254.224.0/19 ?all
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need MX Records.

I have a domain registered thru Homestead and a website and email hosted here. I would like to design a new site using Wordpress at another hosting company but they require the nameservers to point to them and then I would need to supply the MX records to point back to Homestead for the email. What are the MX records I need?
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Stefanie5786, The records are at the top. Some are A records you will want to add too.
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Thanks Drew- Has all email been converted to the new system mentioned above?
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Yes. If you have been using Homestead mail, then these are the DNS records you need.
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Hi,

I have my DNS settings set as pointed out in the first comment of this long thread. However, when going through Gmail's mail headers of some received email sent from one of my homestead addresses, I've stumbled into this:

Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 66.96.188.9 is neither permitted nor denied by domain of nadlanlinesimulator@nadlanline.com) client-ip=66.96.188.9;
Now, I'm not a guru of these SPF records, however, I did notice that indeed the specified IP address is not listed in any of my A records and thus, I believe that this is the root cause for the email not to pass validation...

So,
1. Why isn't this ip included 
2. Should I include it, if yes, how?
3. What other IPs of your SMTP mail server are missed out?

thanks.
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I was just going to ask the same question. The IP that my email was coming from was 66.96.184.4. What is the correct SPF record now?
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All the records at the topic of this thread are the current records.
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OK. My SPF record is the same, but the IPs of the A records are slightly different:
mx     66.96.140.50
mx   66.96.140.51
mx   66.96.140.52
pop   66.96.135.122
imap   66.96.135.122
smtp   66.96.135.122
mail    66.96.135.122
webmail   66.96.135.48
email    66.96.135.48
I just copied these from Homestead about a month ago, have they changed since then? I just want to doubly confirm that these are wrong and that the ones in the OP are correct.
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They are older and should work, but I would change them to the ones I provided in this topic. 142 instead of 140.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled homestead default mx records.

I tried google suite and didnt like it. I had to change my mx records to set up google suite. I am trying to undo that but need my default mx records for homestead.
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I am in the same situation.  I want to confirm that the settings above are accurate to move forward with making the DNS changes.
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Leanne7610, the settings above are the correct settings
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled MX Record Technical Difficulties.

Need to find the MX Record on an account to set up service with a new email provider, however when I follow the instructions provided here: http://websitehelp.homestead.com/SBMaster/Content/DomainMXRecords.htm, I'm taken to a screen that says, "It appears that our partners are experiencing some technical difficulties, so we are unable to process your request at this time. Please try again later." My only option is to hit 'Back'. It's been this way for weeks now and we need a resolution.
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It appears as though the domain was hosted with us and you transferred it to GoDaddy and pointed it back here. Because our system believed the domain to be with us, it was unable to edit the DNS correctly. I have changed the domain to a pointed domain and you should be able to edit the DNS now. This topic has our DNS records for email if you need them, but you can put whatever records you need in there.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled changing nameservers with an e-mail forwarding.

I currently have an e-mail which is forwarding to another account. If I change my nameservers, but maintain the MX record, will my email forward still work?
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Hi Rebecca6365, if you change the nameservers, you will need to add our mail records in the new nameservers, which include A records as well as an MX. Mail service will remain with us, so the forward should continue to work as always. You may experience a temporary interruption in email service though when you make the change. You'll want to check with the new nameservers if you can edit the records before you change nameservers. If you can, that will virtually eliminate it. If not, just make sure to add our mail records right after you change the nameservers.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled My email is not working and no one is available to help!.

My email is not working and no one is available to help. (david@davidinspector.com) is not working... if support i not available on the weekends or after normal business hours, I will need to look elsewhere... this has been bad that I cant contact anyone to tell me why my email isn't working!
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You would need to update the DNS records to use Homestead mail when you use another company's namesevers.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can I link my homestead email to my new wix.com website?.

I transferred my homestead domain to my new wix.com site but now my homestead email is not working.  I need to transfer my homestead roundcube email to my new wix site
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To keep your Homestead email working, you would need to have Wix point your DNS for email back to Homestead. The DNS they need are in the article above.
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May I ask, why the switch to Wix?
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After contacting our company to update these, they said that they can only have one valid mx host to the of the following: 

 mx            yourdomain             66.96.142.50
mx            yourdomain             66.96.142.51
mx            yourdomain             66.96.142.52

Will this still work with only using the first mx and not the rest? 
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No, we would need all of them. Please make sure they are understanding that these are A records, not multiple MX records we are asking them to add. I've never heard of a hosting company that can't add more than one A record with the same host.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Switching to wordpress.

Could you please provide me with the complete MX and/or other DNS records I will need to enter on WordPress.com’s end, so that my email on this domain will function?

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