Hostname DNS

I’m trying to find the best way to setup my hostname DNS. Let’s say my server is I have a siteworx account setup for The nameservers are, and The nameservers have A records in’s zone. The is on a separate IP address from The has an A record in’s zone. The has an MX record pointing to an external spam filter server, but the MTA hostname is Do I need an MX record for

I had a separate zone for but the Domain Status on the DNS Zones page said “Pointing to” which it is not.

So I guess the question is, does the MTA hostname need an MX record? Or can it get by with just an A record?

Well I found a nice little page that answered my question:

I guess I’ll just ignore the Domain Status for now and leave the hostname in its own zone! :slight_smile: