I setup my new Dreamhost account after coming from a certain parentally named named hosting provider, and overall, I'm thrilled ... its like a breath of fresh air, and what I dreamed hosting should be like.
My account has been up for a few days now, and I have updated the name server entries over at that other place to Dreamhost. The DNS change has had several days to propagate through the net, and I am able to access www.mydomain.com at dreamhost just fine.
Last night, I began the process of setting up an email account for this domain (though I had an email address set up at the previous host, I never really used it for anything, so getting that migrated quickly wasn't that important). Last night I created the email address, and the clock dissappeared on the manage email addresses screen within a few minutes of creating the account.
However - it appears that mail.mydomain.com does not exist. My mail reader can't find it, and I can't ping it. I can visit webmail.mydomain.com, but when I try to login, I get:
Error connecting to IMAP server: mail.mydomain.com.
2 : No such file or directory
Which I'm assuming is related to the apparent lack of existance of mail.mydomain.com
In the "noneditable dns" records, mail is listed with a 18.104.22.168 ip address with an A record, as well as two MX entries.
From my home computer, if I do "nslookup mail.mydomain.com", I get the correct ip address.
However, if I use "host mail.mydomain.com" it states "host mail.mydomain.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)"
Is there some other step I need to do to make the mail.mydomain.com host name active? Or do I just need to wait a bit more (it has now been 12 hours since I activated the first email address for the account, if that is in any way a trigger for creating the mail.mydomain.com host alias).
Or, is this not really the problem and I'm missing something completely obvious that is documented elsewhere in the wiki?
many thanks for any advice you can offer,
ps: as used by others on the forum, if it is not clear mydomain.com is not my real domain ...