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09-09-2004, 02:34 PM
I want to host a domain with WestHost, but I want to have my email handled by another mail server.

As far as I can tell I just need to go to "DNS Records" in the domain management of the site manager and change the "Main MX Record" to the IP address of the mail server.

Am I thinking correctly? Any other considerations I'm not aware of?


WestHost - MMellor
09-10-2004, 04:17 PM
Hello Mark,

That is correct except for one thing. You cannot have an IP address within an MX record. What you would do is make an A record called mail.YOURDOMAIN.com that contains the IP address of your mail server. Then insert mail.YOURDOMAIN.com. in the MX record.

If you have any cgi-scripts that are sending email through your domain this will break them. You will need to perform a 'stick host' fix. If this is the case you can send me a PM and I would be happy to do that for you. Let me know if you have any other questions.