Delegating MX records

  • Posted March 8, 2013

I would like to run a mail server on DigitalOcean. I’ve been with Linode for the past year, and what they have in their DNS offering is a neat simple option to create a MX record (for example, and delegate it to the actual hostname where mail server resides (in my case to

Is there a way to do the same thing with DigitalOcean’s DNS service?


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I do not mess with dns much any more but I think you specify mail as an A record pointing to the IP address of your DO server. And then you you have to set a MX record for like simular to how you set up the A record… Since you said DO will be your mailserver, you won’t use the dns system here. But instead you’ll use whoever is hosting dns for for main domain name. <br> <br>Hopefully that makes sense… It’s been awhile since I’ve used external mail servers.