My MX records given to me by my mail domain host are not being accepted

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  • #1124480

    l190
    Member

    My domain is registered with ONEANDONE.CO.UK

    I have reset the nameservers to WordPress as instructed.

    I have tried inserting the MX records as given to me by ONEANDONE but they will not be accepted by wordpress

    This is what they told me to put in:

    MX00.1and1.co.uk
    MX01.1and1.co.uk

    What should the MX records be?

    The blog I need help with is louisamitchell.org.

    #1124576

    auxclass
    Member

    What are you trying to do with the MX records? if you are trying to get mail to work – the records given you are not complete and should be something along the lines of:

    MX01 mail.1and1.co.uk.

    But 1 & 1 are the ones that need to give you the correct information

    #1124620

    l190
    Member

    I am trying to amend the MX records when domain mapping.
    1&1 have given me these records:

    MX00.1and1.co.uk
    MX01.1and1.co.uk

    But they are not being accepted by wordpress as valid?!?!

    1&1 have not given me any other record? Is there:

    1. any other format of the MX record; or
    2. anyway to override wordpress’s non acceptance of the MX record form that 1&1 have given me?

    #1124621

    auxclass
    Member

    No you can’t “override” the format here – when I moved my domain I had to change the records a bit to match the format from what worked on my old host –

    Here are the guidelines from WordPress.COM
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/custom-dns/

    #1124635

    l190
    Member

    ok so I entered the following, which has been accepted, but my mail is still not working:

    MX 0 mail00.1and1.co.uk.
    MX 0 mail01.1and1.co.uk.

    Do I also have to enter A, CNAME, TXT and SRV records as well?

    Or do you think the issue is at one&one – do I need to change the MX records there to send it back to wordpress?

    #1124660

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Hi l190, for the MX records to work, you will need to change the nameservers for your domain with your registrar to the following:

    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM

    You should also make your domain the primary domain, here:
    https://louisamitchell.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paid-upgrades.php?page=domains

    When you say that your “mail is still not working”, where is it not working? Your MX records are already properly configured with your current Nameservers; what are you using to access your email?

    #1124696

    thomasbarley
    Member

    For the 1and1 email follow those instructions (thanks to Bryan Villarin) :

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/custom-dns/

    and then for 1and1 just enter :

    MX 10 mx00.1and1.com.
    MX 20 mx01.1and1.com.

    Save and it’s done !

    Thomas

    #1124698

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Hello again,

    According to http://who.is/whois/louisamitchell.org, your Nameservers are still not set to the WordPress.com Nameservers. For things to work properly, you need to change them to

    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM

    like I mentioned previously. Let me know if you need further help with this.

    And thank you for the tip, thomasbarley. I didn’t know abot 1and1’s MX servers, good to know!

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