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I took 200+ corporate emails offline!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by antichrist, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. antichrist

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    no no, not on purpose of course!

    I mostly deal in affiliate sites that I myself build but I picked up a client who was using 1and1 as their hosting and domain name registrar. I immediatly changed hosting over to HostGator by changing the DNS of the domain, which ended up taking over 30 hours. Who would have known? I have never had to wait this long for the DNS to change.

    Anyway, I built the site for the client, then attempted to send him an email, which bounced back to me. I would have assumed the mail servers would have stayed the same but WRONG! I had to change the MX records in my HostGator cpanel and it seems to work now.

    Is this normal for me to have to change the MX records? Anyway, just a fair warning for you guys to be mindful of this. Good thing I got all the emails back online by the time they open tomorrow. Cheers!