MX records from Yahoo mail

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  • #1225449

    Hello,
    I recently mapped an existing domain from Yahoo small business to WordPress. I want to keep the email that I have with yahoo which includes my domain name. I followed the directions on your site and requested MX records from Yahoo. This is the response that they sent me –

    If you want to use Yahoo! for mails then you need to keep the nameservers and MX records to Yahoo! and get the IP address from WordPress for your website and then you can create Arecord for your domain name(bodybeyondfit.com and *.bodybeyondfit.com.) but after this you will not be able to access the mails via mail.bodybeyondfit.com. You have to use pop client, phone and via webmail.

    To restore your domain name servers to default Yahoo! name servers, follow the steps outlined on the following help page:

    Once the nameservers are restored then you can create the Arecord using the URL mentioned below:

    An A record is a DNS record that can be used to point your domain name and host names to a static IP address. Changing DNS records is only recommended for advanced users.

    To create an A Record, please follow the steps outlined in the following help page:

    But as a workaround i can suggest you to create the blog on Yahoo! and then import the content on Yahoo! using the steps mentioned below in the URL, by doing this you don’t have to pay WordPress for hosting.

    Is this correct? Should I ask them for the MX records again? Boy oh boy this is confusing. Please help – Thanks

    The blog I need help with is bodybeyondfit.com.

    #1225545

    timethief
    Member

    Sorry but all I know is how to point to what’s here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/add-email/

    #1225547

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. I tagged this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1225661

    OK. Thank you. Any help on this will be a relief.

    #1225662

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry. It’s the weekend and Staff work forward from the threads with the earliest dates to the most recent ones.

    #1225664

    gureggu
    Member

    Unfortunately, it looks like you may need to comply with Yahoo’s request.

    See this post for reference: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/using-yahoo-business-email-with-a-wordpress-hosted-site?replies=5#post-818469

    #1225682

    Hello again. I sent Yahoo another email requesting the MX records and they provided me with them. Is it ok to post them on this forum and are you able to assist me in formatting them properly and entering them in? thank you.

    Also, in the previous message sent, it seems as though the person resolved their issue without changing the servers back to yahoo. I also would like to stay with wordpress but need to keep my business email with yahoo.

    #1225683

    gureggu
    Member

    Sure, if you post them, we’ll help you get them formatted properly.

    #1225684

    Ok thanks. This is what they sent me.

    mx1.biz.mail.yahoo.com
    mx5.biz.mail.yahoo.com

    #1225685

    gureggu
    Member

    Ok, so go into your Dashboard > Store > Domains.

    Select the domain you’d like to modify (bodybeyondfit.com) and click the “Edit DNS” link.

    In the Custom DNS form, put this in:

    MX 1 MX1.BIZ.MAIL.YAHOO.COM
    MX 5 MX5.BIZ.MAIL.YAHOO.COM

    While you’re in there, remove:

    MX 10 biz.mail.yahoo.com

    Validate it, then save them. There will be a delay from the time you save the records until they are updated (not with WordPress, but with other DNS providers; changes will propagate out over the next day or so).

    #1225686

    great! thanks a million

    #1225687

    gureggu
    Member

    You’re very welcome, I can already see the change already from here.

    Here’s a handy little tool you can use to check the propagation status. It’s not authoritative (since there a tons more DNS servers out there) but it gives you a general idea.

    http://www.whatsmydns.net/#MX/bodybeyondfit.com

    #1225690

    I just want to follow-up and say thank you for your assistance. My email is working now.

    #1225691

    gureggu
    Member

    Outstanding, glad to hear it!

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