Fake MX for SMTP, fighting against spammers

Setting up Fake MX.

To use the Fake MX service you need to make a simple change to your DNS (Domain Name Service) settings for your domain.

First you need to know what MX records you already have.  In the example below the domain name example.com has two existing mail servers and the MX records are below.

MX 10 smtp.example.com

MX 20 backup-smtp.example.com

So with this example you would need to add the Fake MX service as the lowest priority mail server which means the higher MX number.  So the new MX records will now look like the below.

MX 10 smtp.example.com

MX 20 backup-smtp.example.com

MX 30 fakemx.prolateral.com

Note

Please don't setup your MX records with the name fakemx.prolateral.com because it doesn't exist.  Please use the server name that is sent to you in your welcome email when you sign up for the service or you can find this information in the management portal.

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  • Duncan Harvey
    By adding the FakeMX server to my domain I got rid of 80% spam that was hitting my primary mail server.  That server is running spam filtering as well, so by adding FakeMX I've taken a load of the main server. Duncan Harvey, Woking, Surrey