I have a domain that will be hosted at DreamHost, but which I’d like to have the email handled by a non DH mail server.
DreamHost allows you to set your own MX server, but requires a Domain and not an IP address. Further, it doesn’t seem to indicate where/how to designate an “A” record for the new mail server.
Say my domain is : www.mynewdomain.com
and the mail server I would like to use is at: 220.127.116.11 (not DH)
and the mail server name would be: mail.mynewdomain.com
Further, I’d like to indicate a preference of “10” for this record.
Enter a domain of “mail.mynewdomain.com” for the MX server on DreamHost’s MX record change page?
And then… add an “A” record over at the DNS tab for “mynewdomain.com”?
and if so, what is the preferred way to do so given the fields available to me on that page (Name, Type, Value, Comments).
Do I need to create MORE than one record on the DNS page, and if so, how many.
Finally, how do you delete, remove or modify specific records on the DNS record for a domain at DH?
Thanks for any and all help. It would be great if there were some details on this in the knowledgebase, but what I’ve seen has been pretty vague.