Adding MX records to Name.com

These instructions are for users who purchased their domain on Name.com and would like to change their mail records (MX) so they can send and receive mail with Fastmail.

Changing your MX records is the best option for users who have a website on their domain hosted with another service. For users who do not have a website hosted at their domain, switching nameservers is usually a better option.

This guide covers three steps to setting up your domain:

  1. Add your domain to Fastmail
  2. Edit your MX records in Name.com
  3. Signing your domain

Advanced instructions for setting up MX records can be found here.


1. Add your domain to Fastmail

We have a setup guide to help you get your domain working as quickly and easily as possible.

After you have purchased your domain from Name.com, log in to Fastmail and go to the Settings → Domains screen.

Add your domain(s) (e.g. mydomain.com). Using the Add Domain button brings up the new domain screen. Type your domain into the text box.

If your domain has been purchased from Name.com, we will display this on the next screen. You can also choose Name.com from our list of supported registrars.

Follow the wizard to add your email addresses to Fastmail. To have the wizard provide you with steps to update your MX records by default, choose Yes when you are asked if you have a website.

Please note: The domain setup wizard can only set up aliases on legacy plans. If you are on a legacy plan, you will need to add users manually in order to create additional user accounts at your custom domain.

2. Edit your MX records in Name.com

Note: We recommend making these changes at a time that you do not expect much mail to be sent to your domain.

HostValuePriority
@ in1-smtp.messagingengine.com 10
HostValuePriority
@ in2-smtp.messagingengine.com 20

Click Add Record. When you are finished, your records should look like this:

MX records added at Name.com

You should now have two MX records, in1-smtp.messagingengine.com and in2-smtp.messagingengine.com. If you have any MX records aside from these two, please delete them or you may not receive any mail.

3. Signing your domain

Your domain should now be ready to receive messages. In order to make sure your sent messages reach your recipients, there are a couple more records to add in your Name.com account.

TypeHostAnswer
CNAME fm1._domainkey fm1.{mydomain.com}.dkim.fmhosted.com
CNAME fm2._domainkey fm2.{mydomain.com}.dkim.fmhosted.com
CNAME fm3._domainkey fm3.{mydomain.com}.dkim.fmhosted.com
TypeHostAnswer
TXT (leave blank) v=spf1 include:spf.messagingengine.com ?all

When you are finished, your domail control panel should look like this, with your domain name written in the blanks:

Domain setup complete

Name.com has further instructions for using their DNS configuration panel available here.