I have a domain(ex. mydomain.com) hosted on a shared windows server, I also have a dedicated Linux server with a different company.
What I would like to do is have the mail be handled by the Dedicated Linux Server(cPanel/WHM), while the site is running on the shared windows server.
I understand I would need to change the MX Records for the domain on the Windows Server to point to the dedicated server's mail server IP Address (mail.SERVER IP ADDRESS.com ?), but do I also have to create an account on the linux server to handle the mail (example forwarders/auto responders).
If that is the case, how do I tell it to take care of all the mail coming for the domain mydomain.com?
I have two hosting packages with 1and1: a shared hosting package and a new dedicated server. I am transferring my domain from the shared package to the dedicated server.
However, I have not yet initiated DNS propagation. Files, databases, FTP accounts, subdomains, cron jobs, etc. have all been added to the new server. The problem is, I'm not ready to setup the email accounts on the dedicated server. I have about 20 email accounts on my domain and I will have to show each user how to setup the new account with their email client of choice and transfer any important email to the new account using IMAP. Copying the mailboxes with SSH is not an option since I don't have root access to the shared server. Email is not stored on that server anyway (I think 1and1 uses perfora.net servers for load balancing email and databases). Plus, I'd rather handle all of the email stuff after propagation is completely finished.
So here's my question... How can I make mail sent to example.com go to 1and1's email server? I looked up my current MX records and they are mx00.1and1.com and mx01.1and1.com. I tried adding the following MX records to my server's DNS table (in Plesk):
Mail exchanger: mx00.1and1.com Priority: 0
Mail exchanger: mx01.1and1.com Priority: 5
(This one was already there) Mail exchanger: mail.example.com (my domain) Priority: 10
But when I send an email using SMTP on the new server, it is sent to a test inbox on the new server instead of the shared server. Is the MTA not looking at the DNS records on the same server or are they cached somewhere and I have to wait a while (it's already been several hours)?
Second question... I still want 1and1 to think that I'm hosting my domain on the shared hosting package so that my email accounts won't be deleted. For this reason, I can't transfer my domain name in the 1and1 control panel until the new email accounts are completely setup. Can I just point my registrar (Go Daddy) to ns.example.com (my domain) instead of ns.1and1.com? DNS service is running. I'm just afraid this may route any traffic within the 1and1 network to the shared server instead of the new one.
I probably haven't been very clear about everything but I'm still very new to server management.
DigBuddy is an email deliverability and MX monitoring service. Customers sign up and input all of the email addresses at their domain and our monitoring system will check to make sure that these email addresses are able to receive email by logging in and attempting to send an email without actually sending one. It also checks the DNS, SPF records and a bunch of other stuff so our clients can be assured that they are able to send and receive email to a variety of networks without issue.
We need to set up monitoring servers on a number of networks across a number of countries that can be used to send and receive email. Basically all we need is a VPS with 512mb of ram and 19 IP's. It also must have an unblocked SMTP port 25 and the IP's must have a neutral or better senderbase score. We also need to make sure that the IP's have proper forward and reverse DNS entries.
I have a domain registered with Dotster and my NameServers point to Verio who is my webhost. My MX Records at Verio point to Appriver who handles my email. I'd like to get Verio totally out of the picture and just host my site at Dotster and still keep the email at Appriver. However, I'm not quite sure the order in which to change the various settings.
Do I just change the Name Servers at Doster to point to Dotster instead of Verio and then use Dotster's DNS to point the MX Records to Appriver? Would I then disable the MX Records at Verio? What about propagation of these changes...would I lose email traffic?
Do I need to change the TTL? I'm really not sure about the order of the steps.
I have been considering upgrading to a dedicated or vps server for some time. In my research I ran across a comment on another forum that didn't seem correct and was hoping someone could clarify.
This person upgraded to dedicated and stated he failed to verify his mx records accuracy and was the reason his emails where not being sent out properly.
My question is, does upgrading from shared to dedicated require you to make some kind of change to your mx records? If so, what change needs to be made? I would think upgrading to dedicated would have no effect on your mx records for your email.
mail1 IN A 18.104.22.168 mail2 IN A 22.214.171.124 domain.com. 14400 IN MX 10 mail1.domain.com. primary domain.com. 14400 IN MX 20 mail2.domain.com. backup
Working perfect but the question is if the mail primary is down the mail backup take up right? ok, and so how i can get the email have mail backup when the primary is up the email backup sent the email to primary.
Also if the primary is down, what pop3 i need to have for recevice mail for globally?
We recently decided to move all our DNS to a service called DNS Made Easy and also our sever box. We setup what they call Vanity DNS with ns0.domain.com and ns1.domain.com so our clients did not have to change their nameservers.
Our records for all domains are now setup and looks like they are beginning to propagate. Here's where the question is:
IP - 126.96.36.199 is for domain1 IP - 188.8.131.52 is for domain2, domain3 and domain4 IP - 184.108.40.206 is for domain5
All domains have MX records pointing to a either Google or Mailtrust.
what is the best way to setup Reverse DNS and PTR's for this setup and what should we ask our ISP to do for Reverse DNS in this case.
I've dealt with a few hoster that make you change your nameservers of for hosting. I have a couple of clients coming up who want to keep their mail servers as they are - are there any good UK shared hosters (Linux, Apache, PHP, MySql) that will let me set up hosting via an A record only (i.e. no email hosting)?
I've just designed a site and the company have just told me they have their own mail server.
I've never touched mx records before as I've always had mail collected on the server which hosts the site so this is new territory for me.
What's got me a bit stumped is where are the mx records controlled - with the domain registrar, the hosting company or both? I've gone into the account and changed the DNS MX records with the hosting company (Cpanel). I've double checked I've done it right with the hosting company and they've said it seems fine... But it's not - I keep getting failed deliveries:
email@example.com SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO: <firstname.lastname@example.org>: host company.mail.server.co.uk [220.127.116.11]: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for email@example.com
(email, server, and ip edited out)
The hosting company did say it might take some time to propagate, but I have a hunch it isn't going to work.
Now, I've got a couple of different registrars I use and one of them lets you edit mx records directly while the other one doesn't... Which leads me to think that you can control the mx records with both, but the domain has priority?
I have been having problems with my current host (GoDaddy), they only allow 50 simultanious connections at one time and unfortunately my site has been a victim of an exploited program they offer - Aardvark Topsites where a few sites have developed a way to exceute small scaled DoS attacks to sites operating this program. GoDaddy has been trying to block these sites with htaccess files but have had no sucess. Very long story so to my question,
My domain name is registered with GoDaddy, and my hosting is with them. My email is forwarded to Google Apps through the CName and MX records which GoDaddy doesnt like either.
If I cancel my hosting account with them my email should still be ok shouldnt it? Since the place the email is directed to is in the domain name records not in the hosting. Ive asked GoDaddy as well and I think the email should still work but GoDaddy has a way of tying products together so you have to renew them as " a set" instead of being able to renew products individually. I dont use the GoDaddy email so I think it sohuld be ok even if they do cancel my hosting account and email since the email is really hendled by Google..
I am setting wildcard nameservers that are meant to resolve any dpim pointed to them. I need for my domain parking service.
I was able to set wildcard A records with BIND, and this is good. However, some registrars seem to look for the SOA records, and it seems that BIND doesn't allow creating such records. Therefore, I need to switch to another DNS software, but I can;t find any that supports wildcard SOA records.
I use WHM/cPanel. Heres what i get from a dns report
PassMX records for domain sphexa.comYour 1 MX records are:
0 sphexa.com ip=18.104.22.168 FailedMailserver connection test HELO, MAIL FROM, RCPT TO, QUITConnect to mailserver sphexa.com FAILED (could be greylisting)
PassPublic IPs testMX records are public IPs conform RFC 1918 FailedMailserver greetingThe server should have an A record which points to the mailserver for the hostname which is presented in the greeting
PassOpen relay test for sphexa.comsphexa.com FAILED (VERY GOOD)
InfoReverse DNS entries for MX records22.214.171.124.in-addr.arpa -> music.bandlabel.com.
I seem to be experiencing some difficulty adding SPF records via "Edit DNS Zone". When adding these records and checking them with several SPF record checkers, it always reports a record such as the following:
Which turns out to be invalid, and definitely not the record I had specified. The record I specified looks like the following:
"v=spf1 a mx ip4:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX ~all"
XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX being a valid IP, of course.
Is there known issues when adding these types of records via WHM?
And to make it clear, I have added these records as TXT type, with and without the quotes.
i have one Question regarding MX-Records, i cant solve myself. Why is an MX-Record not allowed to contain an Ip or a CNAME-Record? As far as i know, the Record has always to point to an A-record which includes the Ip. Anyone here, who can explain why thats the case? Is there any RFC Dokument where this is explained?