Free email routing with Amazon Route53

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Free email routing with Amazon Route53

Introduction: Amazon Route53 is a DNS service that you can use to manage your domain names and records.

Domain name management is a critical part of any online presence. Amazon Route 53 is a DNS service that you can use to manage your domain names and records. You can use Route 53 to configure DNS for your domains, create records for your domains and subdomains, and manage health checks for your domains.

Route 53 is a reliable and scalable DNS service built on Amazon's world-class infrastructure. With Route 53, you can configure DNS for your domains in minutes, creating or modifying records quickly and easily. You can also use Route 53 to set up health checks for your domains to ensure that your websites are always up and running.

MX records inform mail senders which server is responsible for receiving inbound emails for a specific domain. By configuring the records in the manner outlined in the article, you tell the entire world that they should route all Mail for your domain via the Mutant Mail servers.

Go to your Amazon Route53 Hosted Zone

MX records are added at Amazon Route53, also known as AWS, which serves as your domain's DNS provider.

This is only true if you have your domains registered at AWS or using Route53 as your DNS provider.

MX Records: To start receiving emails for your domain name, you need to add MX records to your Route53.

MX records are the DNS entries that tell email servers where to deliver email for a domain. To receive an email for your domain name, you'll need to add MX records to your domain's DNS settings.

You can add and manage your MX records using the Route53 console or the Route53 API.

Adding MX records is a simple process if you're already using Route53 for your domain name. Create a new hosted zone for your domain and add the MX records. Route53 is included with all AWS accounts, so there's no additional cost to use it. If you are not using Route 53, look at our other guides.

Delete existing "MX" records

To use Mutant Mail's free email routing with Amazon Route53, you must delete any previous "MX" records. These records tell other mail servers where to send your email, and if they're still there, your messages may not reach their destination.

To delete your MX records:

  1. Log in to your Amazon Route53 account.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Hosted Zones.

  3. Select the zone for which you want to delete MX records.

  4. Choose Go to Record Sets on the Actions menu.

  5. Select the recordset that contains the MX records you want to delete, and then choose Delete Record Set on the Actions menu.

Add new MX entries

You can create MX entries for your domain to route email traffic to the appropriate mail server.

First, sign in to your Amazon Route 53 account and click on the "Hosted Zones" tab. Next, select the zone you want to add MX records for and click on the "Create Record Set" button.

In the "Name" field, enter the email server's name that you want to use for your domain. In the "Type" field, select "MX." In the "Value" field, enter the priority and hostname of your email server.

You can get the records associated with your account after logging into the Mutant Mail dashboard and navigating to the "Your Domains" tab.

Just click on "Add Domain".

Other DNS records

Mutant Mail is an enterprise software and, as such, maintains an industry-grade standard for emails.

We enforce SPF, DKIM, and DMARC entries while adding your domain itself.

Each domain associated with us follows best email hygiene, and there are no exceptions to this.

You can find the required entries for the below records while you are attempting to "Add Domain" in the Mutant Mail dashboard:

  1. Mutant Mail verification TXT record. This is used to verify ownership of the domain.
  2. MX records. For actual email routing, as done in the step above.
  3. SPF record. If you use more than one server/service to send emails from your domain. You will need to merge the SPF record given by the Mutant Mail dashboard with an existing one. Remember, there can only be one SPF record per domain.
  4. DKIM record. We use CNAME for DKIM entry, and in case Route53 DNS editor is having trouble adding the record. Please check and delete any TXT record you might have for the same key.
  5. DMARC record. We enforce a quarantine policy for all domains associated with us if SPF or DKIM check fails for your domain's email.

Creating Email IDs for your domain.

Once you have a verified tick mark next to your domain in the Mutant Mail dashboard, you can create email ids for your domain.

It's a straightforward process. Navigate to the "Email IDs" tab in the Mutant Mail dashboard and click the "Add Email IDs" button.

Select the recently verified domain name and enter the email id you want.

That's it! Mutant Mail is ready to serve your emails.


In conclusion, Mutant Mail with Amazon Route53 makes free email routing a breeze. You can easily manage your email communications and keep your business running smoothly with these two services. So what are you waiting for? Start using Mutant Mail with Amazon Route53 today!