Getting MX records from Dreamhost


#1

Hello everyone. I have a friend who is using Dreamhost as their primary email. He has a website on my server and I need to get the MX information from Dreamhost to add to my server. Is there an easy way to do this, or do I have to contact support to get the information? -Thanks


#2

One of these might be what you’re looking for:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=930
https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=1044


MacManX.com


#3

I don’t think you understand my question. I have his website setup on my server. I have to add an mx record on my end so that when someone emails him and it hits my server, the mx record tells the email to go to Dreamhost.


#4

So you’re hosting the DNS, but Dreamhost is handling the mail? Ask the owner of the domain to log in to the DH control panel and look at the zone files (domains->DNS). When I opened my account, there was a DH-generated zone file shown, even though I hadn’t yet changed my domain’s nameservers away from my own server. This will show you what MX hosts your friend should be using.