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How to have mail in godaddy and website in digital ocean

I migrated a WordPress site to DigitalOcean from godaddy.

 

The domain is on porkbun so I added the NS poiting to DO.

 

The idea was to keep the emails(cpanel) in godaddy but I could not set it up, this is so frustrating, 

 

Does someone has done this? (Having the emails in godaddy and WP site in DO)

 

These are the records I added to DO:

- A -> mail.domain.com  -> 160.153.93.163

- MX -> domain.com  -> mail.domain.com 

 

Can someone please help me?

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Hi @arturorv00,

 

Welcome to the Community!

You can review this article for the required DNS - and optional, but helpful records - to make sure your settings on the domain are correct. You'll also want to check your Email Routing in the cPanel to make sure it's "local" if all your addresses are using the cPanel plan.

 

 

TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
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Thanks for your response @TLH 

 

Yeah, I followed that guide but I did not add the first A record because I need the website to be on Digital Ocean, I tested that and it seems to be working (I could send/receive emails with the MAC/gmail email client) however when I run the mxtoolbox.com tests I get this:

 

Transcript: SendSMTPCommand: Timeout waiting for response after 15 seconds.

 

I need the smtp to send emails from WordPress so that is the problem I have right now.

 

BTW, how do I check this? : "You'll also want to check your Email Routing in the cPanel to make sure it's "local""

Could you please explain that?

Hello,

 

I am trying to achieve the following, but the mails are not working yet:

 

  1. My client has the domain in porkbun:

This is the configuration I have there:

ns1.digitalocean.com
ns2.digitalocean.com
ns3.digitalocean.com

 

  1. We have the website in digital ocean (which is working as expected)

This is the configuration I have there: 

I added that MX record but I think it is the wrong one but I did not find the correct record to add there.

 

I have another client with same settings (site in DO and mail in ipage hosting) and I added a MX record in DO withmx.ipage.com  and it works as expected, so I am not sure what else I need to add to make it work with godaddy.

 

I tried mail.mydomain.com and I tried adding an A record to mail.mydomain.com but they dont work or maybe I mixed the records.

 

Anyway I have not found the proper settings I need.

DNS records
Type Hostname Value TTL (seconds)  
MX
mydomain.com
mail handled by 
stmp.secureserver.net.
14400 
More 
A
mydomain.com
directs to 
64.227.91.84
600 
More 
Adirects to 
64.227.91.84
600 
More 
NS
mydomain.com
directs to 
ns1.digitalocean.com.
1800 
More 
NS
mydomain.com
directs to 
ns2.digitalocean.com.
1800 
More 
NS
mydomain.com
directs to 
ns3.digitalocean.com.
1800 
More 

 

  1. And I we want the mails to be in godaddy (cpanel)

I had website and mail hosted in godaddy so I left the setting as they are.

 

 

Thanks in advance for your help 🙂

Hi @arturorv00,

 

If you have replicated the records advised in the article provided, the mail should not be an issue. If you want to reply with the domain name, the volunteers in this Community can take an external look at the DNS to check for any issues.

 

As you are using 3rd-party nameservers, and your domain is remote, (and if you believe your records are properly set), you should confirm the DNS with your hosting provider as they control that piece of the puzzle. You may also want to check with your registrar to be sure the DNS is properly reporting to the Registry - reconciling the domain. 

 

 

TLH - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
Supporting you at x.co/247support