Already owning a paid email plan. Do I have to transfer it to my hosting company (Digital Ocean)

August 31, 2017 1.4k views
Email Ubuntu 16.04


I face a problem. I have already paid for an email plan to my domain name provider. Do I have to transfer it to point Digital Ocean in order to use it with my own mail server.?

Or is there a possibility to use it as is, and avoid creating a mail server (which seems tricky for me)?

Note here that I own a 512 ram droplet and I do not intend to upgrade it.

1 Answer

You can continue to point your email to your existing paid plan, while sending web traffic to your droplet on Digital Ocean.

Make sure your MX records in your DNS setup point to your old plan, while the A record points to your droplet.

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