Deactivating full hosting, wanting to retain email only


Hi all,

I can’t seem to figure this one out and wondered if anyone could help me. I have a domain that has been fully-hosted on Dreamhost for a few years now. That domain is also the one I use for my main email account, which forwards on to Gmail.

I’m now using for my main site and wanted to point the A record for my domain over to it. However I cannot edit the main A record as long as my domain is set as “fully hosted” on Dreamhost.

So, I changed the domain from “fully-hosted” to “DNS only”. Problem is, as soon as I did that it also knocked out my email forwarder, taking down my email account in the process.

Therefore can anyone advise how I deactivate full hosting without affecting the email forwarding? I’m stumped!

many thanks in advance for you help all,