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Domain name registered on AWS and email server on Digital Ocean

  • Posted November 16, 2014

Hi folks. I have bought a domain on AWS by using their service Route 53. I’d like to create an email server here on Digital Ocean. The MX record has to be created on AWS, hasn’t it? I have found a tutorial on digital ocean to build a iredmail server on a ubuntu droplet. It says “If you have a domain name you want to use, name your droplet as that domain name, which will become its hostname and reverse DNS record.” this means that if I call the droplet like my domain, all the request will be addressed to domain name server on AWS?

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The MX record is set on yourdomain.com. so your email addresses will be @yourdomain.com, not @something.yourdomain.com.

in that way the emails registered on the email server will be myemail@mydomain.com or myemail@something.mydomain.com?

I need that emails have to be registered with mydomain.com

No. Name your droplet something.yourdomain.com. Then make an A record

something IN A droplet's.ip.address

and then an mx record

yourdomain.com. IN MX something

You can use whatever name you like as ‘something’ but be consistent.


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This question was answered by @bofh:

No. Name your droplet something.yourdomain.com. Then make an A record

something IN A droplet’s.ip.address

and then an mx record

yourdomain.com. IN MX something

You can use whatever name you like as ‘something’ but be consistent.

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This question was answered by @bofh:

No. Name your droplet something.yourdomain.com. Then make an A record

something IN A droplet’s.ip.address

and then an mx record

yourdomain.com. IN MX something

You can use whatever name you like as ‘something’ but be consistent.

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