Email transfer to wordpress a challenge
I recently transferred an existing domain from yahoo small business to wordpress. The DNS transfer is live but unfortunately, my email address is stuck somewhere in the cloud, so I’m unable to receive mails.
There was a verification code given by yahoo to input in wordpress, this doesn’t appear to be working. I’ve sent Yahoo many mails for support but no response. I guess they are not happy I’m moving my domain :(
Has anyone experienced this before? What is the solution?
would really appreciate any help/suggestions.
The blog I need help with is iamjemimah.wordpress.com.
Hi there, when you said this:
I recently transferred an existing domain from yahoo small business to wordpress.
I looked up your domain iamjemimah.com and it appears to be registered through a company called MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE.
Do you perhaps mean that you used to host a website through Yahoo but you’ve moved the site to WordPress?
If so, you’ll still need to obtain email hosting service from a provider, whether Yahoo or another company, since WordPress.com doesn’t provide email hosting directly.
You can read more here about how to add email on your custom domain.
Also just a heads up that the DNS records you’ve currently entered in your DNS area will not work, since as I mentioned, WordPress.com doesn’t itself provide email service or MX records.
If you continue to use Yahoo just for email, you’ll need to get the MX records from them and enter them instead.
Please let me know if I can be of further help.
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