Set MX DNS Records For Hostname

Mar 31, 2008

on one server we have changed hostname.. and now we receive mail delivery failed as this:

You cannot setup a domain that is the same as the servers hostname

SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
host mail1.**.com [**.**.***.**]: 557 Your domain sun.***.net does not have a valid MX DNS record.

We have check under and for sun.***.net there aren't mx dns set

sun. is setting, under whm, into account www.***.net

we have try to add a new account for sun.***.net but system said
"You cannot setup a domain that is the same as the servers hostname"

So, How to set correctly MX DNS record for hostname?

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I have a domain(ex. 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 ?), 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

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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 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 go to 1and1's email server? I looked up my current MX records and they are and I tried adding the following MX records to my server's DNS table (in Plesk):

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Mail exchanger:
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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 (my domain) instead of 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.

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