Updating email server addresses
Hi, hope someone can tell me where I’m going wrong!
I added my domain name to my blog and during that process I was asked if I wanted to move my email too, which I clicked yes to before realising WordPress doesn’t actually host email itself.
I am now trying to add mx records which I obtained from my email host provider, but the ‘A’ record is being rejected. Dunno if this is a simple syntax issue or something else altogether.
The 2 records I’ve been given are;
A mail.xdconsulting.eu 188.8.131.52
MX 0 mail.xdconsulting.eu
The first (A) record is being rejected by WordPress, can anyone tell me why?
The blog I need help with is xdconsulting.eu.
Maybe this will help: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/add-email/
These are the record types that made my email work
A mail 255.255.255.255
MX 10 mail.my-domain.com.
Note the full stop (period) after the com
I will also flag this for the staff and maybe they can help you with the formatting more – when I moved I got the info from my old host that I kept the email with but the formatting was a bit different here
Please try to add these dns records in your Custom DNS field at ‘Store’ -> ‘Domains’ -> ‘Edit DNS’ in your blog’s dashboard.
A mail 184.108.40.206 MX 0 mail.xdconsulting.eu.
Thanks for your help guys! I’ve added those 2 records in the ‘Edit DNS’ section and both seem to have been accepted. There is still a record which seems to be there by default; MX 0 xdconsulting.eu.
Should this always remain?
You can remove that record.
@kardotim – I am curious why
MX 0 mail.xdconsulting.eu.
MX 10 mail.xdconsulting.eu.
He was referring to 0 xdconsulting.eu not 0 mail.xdconsulting.eu . The MX record has to have a subdomain because that links to the IP address of their TuCows domain/mail provider.
The MX preference number only matters when there are multiple MX records. Either 0 or 10 is fine.
Brilliant, thanks again,will let you know what happens when/if email comes back up!
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