MX Records for email question?


#1

I’m not sure if I need to do anything else regarding email setup from my old host. Once I make the following change on my domain registration account (not dreamhost)

[quote]
… You’ll need to login to the control panel with your current host (or contact their support team) to modify the nameservers to the following:

ns1.dreamhost.com 66.33.206.206
ns2.dreamhost.com 208.96.10.221
ns3.dreamhost.com 66.33.216.216 [/quote]

Does this change automatically allow dreamhost to start receiving my mail at @myhostname.com? or do I have to modify some MX email setting on my old host?

and if so, since it take a while for this name server change to happen, won’t some of my email go to my original host during this change?


#2

This will make dreamhost the recipient of your mails, since the MX-record is looked up in the DH nameservers.

It requires two things:

  1. That you add the email-addresses you need in the DH panel
  2. You wait for DNS to be updated on the nameservers around the world

#3

emails accounts at dreamhost have been configured, so all I need to do is change the DNS settings on my domain registration site.
Thank you.


#4

…and wait. Yes, some mails will arrive at your old host, and some at DH. DNS-servers do not update at the same time around the world.