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How do I get the mx records for a domain from *nix command line?

How do I get the mx records for a domain from *nix command line?

What is the best way to lookup MX records for a domain from the command line?

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bert [Entry]

"3 options, in order from least to most verbose:

host -t mx mydomain.com
nslookup -q=mx mydomain.com
dig -t mx mydomain.com

The difference is largely a matter of personal preference; I tend to use host, but if you want full details about exactly what you're getting back from the server, dig is the way to go."
bert [Entry]

"Try this:
nslookup -q=mx mydomain.com"