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Redirected website lost email connection

Hello and thank you in advance for any tips and help you may offer.

So I recently redirected my website using go daddy. My old website is hosted through dream host. My domain name I purchased years ago through go daddy. I was able to design a new website and I now having that being the redirect location for my original url.

 

Once I did that I quickly realized I now no longer receive emails to my email address. I'm guessing it has something to do with the redirect and not having an updated MX.

I've done a lot of reading but it's not clear to me how to fix my issue. If I need to go to dream host and change the MX now or if I change/add the MX in go daddy DNS area. 

 

Thank you for reading this issue I'm having.

 

Tim

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Re: Redirected website lost email connection

@tmarman 

 

Wherever you are managing your DNS - you need to add an A record for

Host = Mail

points to = IP of your old server

then setup the mx record to be

Host = @

Points to mail.YOURDOMAIN.com

 

You may have a CNAME for mail that you need to remove first



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