Several noob questions


#1

Hi all,
I have several questions about website hosting and email hosting.

Until recently I had a website through a service, other people’s pixels, who designed my website and provided a service for my webmail. My account with them is over on 6/12 and got my domain name transferred/paid up.

The email service, hosted through rackspace.com, will be deleted on the 12th. It has not been deleted yet, but I want any mail sent to my email address from that site to forward to my gmail account. In my dreamhost panel, I went to mail->manage email-> forward only address. In the next columns, I put my current email that I have through rackspace its not a rackspace email, it is myname@mydomain.com and put my new email address at gmail. now, does rackspace have to release the email for this to work, since no forwarding to my gmail account is happening. I am unsure of the protocol with this one.

Also, the web service I mentioned is still hosting the site until the 12th. In the meantime, I set up a domain hosting on dreamhost via manage domains -> add new domain. Is there any other steps after that process that need to happen?

Sorry for such noob questions, its a crazy kind of transfer


#2

Hope these articles give you some ideas.

http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Transfer_your_site_to_us
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS_-Viewing_site_before_DNS_change
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNS
-_Accessing_your_Database_before_DNS_change
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/E-mail_Import