Email DNS configuration

Posted February 5, 2014 7.2k views
Hello, I am new to digitalocean. I find the service just great. I could set up a my first vps really quick and configure it in a relative short time following the tutorials. I am now struggeling a little to configure the server to receive and send emails though. In concrete, I want to associate the domain with the preexisting mail server provided by the registrar. In this case it is IceWarp, but might be any other, according for instance to the needs of a client. I have tried to enter the MX and CNAME records so far, but it won't work. Moreover, I can't telnet my port 25. I am wondering if anybody here went trhough this issue already, and could successfully associate domain and email server...

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ok, this should be easy to do.

1- find what their mail configuration is i.e: MX records
2- make sure you have a droplet created with qualified domain so that not failure happens.
3- if you set it up, then you need to wait few minutes to few hours till the Records propagate.
4- use your mail client to test the service either way.

you need to be sure about incoming and outgoing mail server if you used 3rd party software such as Ms-outlook
Solved! Thank you :D

Nevertheless, in addition to the MX I had to create a new A record with the IP of the email server.
great to know that.

Good luck!!