MX record to my own mail server


#1

I just want to be sure I have done this correctly. I have signed up for the Crazy Domain Insane plan and am going to host my site on DreamHost. My domain is registerd with yahoo.com and I would like to leave it there for now. Also, for now I want to continue using my own e-mail server, so I wasn’t sure exactly how I should set this up. I am planning on doing the following:

  • Go to domains.yahoo.com and change my nameservers to the dreamhost ones.
  • In the dreamhost control panel, change the MX record for my domain to the name of my mail server

But after that, I am not sure how to create an A Record so the name of my mail server is forwarded to its IP address.

Thanks,

Jason


#2

If you don’t have the custom DNS panel on your plan (you don’t) you’ll have to write support and have them add one for you. I suggest using something other than the obvious mail.[domain], since it makes it easier for us (we don’t have to worry about conflicts with our system).

Just write support with the record you want added.