Custom Domain Makes Email Stop Working

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    The domain name for this blog was purchased through along with an email account. After I assigned the domain name to the wordpress blog, the email account stopped receiving mail. I realized I needed to add DNS records to make this work again. The support staff at recommended I use the settings below. After waiting a day or so, it seems like the DNS record didn’t take. What did I do incorrectly?
    MX 10
    I still don’t receive email to the account, and when I go to it just redirects me to instead of going to

    Any ideas?

    The blog I need help with is



    No, I’ve been through those documents and I still can’t get a solution.



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    Well I just got it figured out…
    I didn’t understand that for the CNAME it should have just read “mail” instead of the whole subdomain “”

    Also, the MX record gave me was incorrect. It should have been “MX 10”

    Thanks for your attention to this though!



    Hi there,

    It sounds like you have this working now. Let me know if you still have any questions or if there’s anything else I can help with regarding setting up your email account.


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