How can I make full use of my MxToolbox account?

MxToolbox has a suite of 30+ tools that makes it easier for IT Professionals and others to do their daily jobs, like setting up and validating email servers, DNS and network configurations or developing and maintaining websites.  With this many tools to choose from, it can be daunting for a new user to get the most out of the site.

This series of posts will give you an idea of the features of MxToolbox and how best to use MxToolbox to go about your daily tasks, including detailed use cases from our experts.  We will add links below as we expand this series.

Today’s topic is Free Accounts

Free Users

First off, most of our tools are free to use. You can use them as much as you’d like and they will still be free.  That’s our culture.  There are a handful of paid tools, mostly for power users in our Professional interface (more about those later).  You can use our free tools whether you decide to register or remain anonymous.  However, registration gives you access to a free monitor, which you might find useful, so we always recommend registering.

Use the Tools

Our tools are concentrated in the following categories to make executing your daily tasks easier.  All of our tools can be accessed from the More Tools page and while our most used tools (described below) can be accessed using the Supertool via a drop-down or command-line style interface.

Running a Lookup

  • Go to the Supertool page
  • Select from drop down the query you would like to run or, optionally, type your query.  For example, you can type “mx:mxtoolbox.com” to run an MX lookup on our domain.

Use the IP address or domain that you are researching.  
Note:  Some queries require either an IP address or domain while a few accept both arguments.  Those with different arguments may have differing results depending on the argument.  Other queries may require a selector.  Check out the help on the lookup page for more information.

Other Parts in this Series

Part 2 – Blacklist Lookups

Part 3 – Email Lookups

Part 4 – DNS Lookups

Part 5 – HTTP/HTTPS or Website Lookups

Part 6 – Domain Health Check

Part 7 – Network Tools

Part 8 – Free Monitors

Part 9 – Paid Subscriptions and Tools

Part 10 – Paid Monitoring

Part 11 – Premium Monitors

Check back to this page as we add new entries around tools and use cases.