MX priority

The relative priority of an MX server is strong-minded by the preference number present in the DNS MX record. When a remote client does an MX lookup for the domain name, it gets a list of servers and their first choice numbers. The MX record with the smallest first choice number has the highest precedence and is the first server to be tried. The remote client will go down the list of servers until it successfully delivers the message or gets permanently rejected due to an inaccessible server or if the mail account does not exist on that server. If there is more than one entry with the same preference number, all of those must be tried before moving on to lower-priority entries.

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