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To DNS Name - MX (mail server)

Modified on: Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 at 7:47 AM

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Display NameTo DNS Name - MX (mail server)
Transform NameDomainToMX Record_DNS
Short DescriptionThis Transform will find the MX records (mail servers) of a domain.
Data SourcePaterva/Host
InputDomain
OutputMX Record


Description

This Transform determines if an MX record exists for the given Domain. The MX record is the mail exchanger record and is returned as an MX Record Entity. The IP address of this record gives a good indication of the network location of the target as most organizations keep their mail close to their network. This is normally used in the infrastructure foot printing of an organization. The IP Address of this record gives a good indication of the network location of the target as most organisations keep their mail close to their network. This is normally used in the infrastructure foot printing of an organisation.


Typical Use Case

Find the Mail Server DNS Name of an Email Address.



Example

We can retrieve the MX Records of a domain extracted from an . We can see that we are using Google Apps to host our email accounts. From the MX Records we can retrieve the IP address and then location.


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