LKBEN10943: How to resolve MX records from a dns server with nslookup for a domain to find the mail server.


You would like to know the MX record for a certain domain.




You can use the nslookup command from linux and set the type to MX:

> set type=mx

Non-authoritative answer:       mail exchanger = 20       mail exchanger = 10

Authoritative answers can be found from:
org     nameserver = TLD1.ULTRADNS.NET.
org     nameserver = TLD2.ULTRADNS.NET.
org     nameserver =
org     nameserver =
org     nameserver = TLD5.ULTRADNS.INFO.
org     nameserver = TLD6.ULTRADNS.CO.UK.       internet address =

This is an interactive way to find it out! You should type exit to leave this interactive mode. 


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.