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DNS settings for email hosted elsewhere

The domain I am working on is registered with GoDaddy but hosted at another location with Email at a third.  I am trying to set the DNS to point the web traffic to the hosting and the email to the email provider.  I can get the website working, then the email bounces or I have the email working then the website is not reachable.  dns-settings.jpg

Super User III
Super User III

Re: DNS settings for email hosted elsewhere



1) Your main A record should be the IP address for the web server

2) www can be a CNAME to @

3) you would then just enter in the MX records of the mail provider - if they didn't give you any you can setup an A record for mail pointed to the 3rd party IP and then set the MX records to

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