Problem with the "Custom DNS Records"
I recently found out that the email for this site (www.seattle7writers.org) is now inaccessible after moving the domain over to WordPress. I discovered that I need to edit the custom DNS records in order to have it point back to where the site is hosted (with Network Solutions.) I got in touch with NS customer service and they gave me the following info:
TYPE: PRIORITY RESOURCE DATA
MAIL.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG. CNAME MAIL.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
SMTP.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG. CNAME SMTP.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG MX 10 INBOUND.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
Now I know that it needs to be formatted differently from looking at the Custom DNS Records page, however that’s only a google example. I was, however, able to find an older post that led me to this format:
MX 10 SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.
CNAME MAIL MAIL.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET .
CNAME SMTP SMTP.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
But that gives me this error:
1. CNAME records should be “CNAME <subdomain> <domain>”. No wildcards (*).
Is there something I’m missing in there? I’ve looked in past forum posts, but I can’t seem to find an answer to this problem anywhere. Changing emails is unfortunately not a viable option at this point. Thank you for any help you can offer, and if there’s more information needed I would be happy to find it.
The blog I need help with is seattle7writers.org.
Bah, the copy job came out badly up above, Just ignore the line at the top “Type: Priority…etc” It was my attempt at formatting a table. This is about as close as I can get:
Name: MAIL.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG. Type: CNAME
Resource Data: MAIL.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
Name: SMTP.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG. Type: CNAME
Resource Data: SMTP.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
Name: SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG. Type: MX Priority: 10
Resource Data: INBOUND.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
You’ll want to format that like this:
CNAME mail MAIL.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
CNAME smtp SMTP.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
MX 10 INBOUND.SEATTLE7WRITERS.ORG.NETSOLMAIL.NET.
Those will take up to 72 hours to update after which your email should be up and running.
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