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Email failing when I map my domain

  1. Hi.

    I have just bought a domain name through 123reg, and also set up email to come through them as well. This worked fine. I then mapped the domain on WordPress, however to enable this I had to repoint my Name Servers, as soon as I did this the email stopped working.

    I have tried variations in the NameServer 1,2,3 and 4 sections however once I get one working the other one fails.

    Is there a way I can have my page hosted on WordPress mapped to the domain and the email working through 123reg?


    The blog I need help with is

  2. Yes the mail can be made to work - you will need to create a couple of custom MX records here - but you need to get the information from 123reg - their support department or in the support documents should have the information on how to point only the mail servers back to them.

    You can also use Google Aps.

    I use my old Host for my email and it works just fine, took a couple of tries to get it to work.

  3. Thanks.

    The MX records are in there, so in theory it should work. But as soon as I amend the nameservers the emails stop flowing through. Maybe it is just getting the combination right....

  4. Hi Bridgt100,

    I have exactly the same problem as you did after paying WordPress for domain mapping, and was wondering if you found a solution? 123 told me that my email would not work because I had changed the nameservers, and that I had to change them back to get the email to work, then wordpress said use an IP address, but 123 could not reconcile this, and then press daid use a CNAME, which I did - and now my email a 123 works but I have no blog.

    WordPress are now saying I should use Google apps for my email but this gets a third party involved and my head is already spinning!

    Any advice would be much appreciated.



  5. Hi Mark. Yes I managed it in the end. You need to point your 123 nameservers to the ones given by WordPress, which will mean your website works but not your email.
    To get email up and running go into the upgrade\domain section within the admin page, then edit DNS. In the custom DNS section add
    MX 10
    MX 20
    Hopefully this should work.
    Good luck!

  6. Thanks Bridgt100, that worked perfectly. I asked 123 about this last week and they actually told me I had to use their nameservers or I would lose my email!

    Glad I looked on here- it's a lot more useful than either the 123 or WordPress support.

    Thanks again.


  7. Hi Mark, no worries, glad to hear it worked.

  8. Oh no, after a day or so of working fine my 123 email is now not working properly - I can access the mailbox, and send emails, but incoming emails don't get through.

    Bridgt100 - is your email still working ok with this set-up?

    Can anyone else advise? I seem to be haunted. Maybe I need to use Google Apps to get my email, but if this has worked for Bridgt100, why not for me?

  9. Mine has worked fine, continually.

    How are you accessing the mailbox? Through the 123 webmail tool, or through Outlook or something similar? If you can send but not receive it could be your POP3 settings, are these correct? Go to the webmail tool and test....

  10. Hi, well this is weird, i followed your link to the 123 mailbox and this took me through to my mailbox and the emails were there - yet when I access the mailbox through my 123 control panel I get a different mailbox, with no emails. Spooky.

    But thanks for the link, at least i know it is working now.

  11. I need help with connecting a email to a Since this is new to me and I don't know the internet terminology, I can't understand things easily. Can you help me? I don't know where to go to find a reply to this message, which has been my problem. I hae posted messages, but don't know where to go to find the answers.

  12. @60rabbits: I never heard of Do you mean

    And do you actually mean WordPress.comor There is a world of difference between both so it's very important that you make the distinction

  13. 60rabbits, have a look at this page , it might help, I think it covers what your are trying to do.

  14. @airodyssey (btw nice name) it a acct with an upgraded domain name ending with .org ... the email is a gmail .org account (for business)

    @bridgt100 thanks. i will go there now... i hope it's easy to understand ...

  15. @airodyssey. yes, the .org is for nonprofits only... will any of the info for a work for a account?

  16. I was able to do all the steps from this link

    step 8 failed becasue the number verification number was not recognized

  17. @kamala2: If you are still experiencing issues, maybe it's time to contact staff directly

  18. @airodyssey you are awesome for hanging in there with me! I actually gave up. There is no need for me to match the email with the WordPress domain name. After 4 hours yesterday and more hours today. I quit! I did by the way contact support yesterday.

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