How can i create my personal domain email "like"?

Posted July 23, 2017 6.4k views
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I want to create my personal domain email. please help me with this.

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You need to create an A record using your DNS Provider which points to and the IP address of the droplet to be used as the email server then create another MX record which points to

Once that is finished you can install zimbra on your server and within minutes you will have your own email server up and running.

Hope this helps.

  • Thanks, @Mohsen47 for the answer.
    Can you please describe this in a bit detail. I am a beginner. I will thank full.

    • @amirrehman

      You are using a domain registrar right? maybe GoDaddy or something else.

      Login to your dashboard on your domain registrar then create a new DNS record of type A, the DNS name should be and the IP address should be the public IP address of the droplet you are using.

      After that you need to create a new MX record with DNS name set to and IP address to the IP address of your droplet.

      Hint: MX record is used to forward email to your domain, if a mail server receives a message with your domain as the destination such as it will search for a MX record in to find the mail server for this domain.

      One this is finished go to zimbra for installation instructions, I use zimbra it has a free community version and it is great I think you will love it.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

First you create a free cloudflare account. Then add your domain at cloudflare. Change DNS to your domain registrar ( in Godaddy or Namecheap or whatever). You will get many videos on youtube, how to add domain in cloudflare.
Next you create a free Zoho mail business accounts. Next verify your domain ownership. In zoho they will provide MX, SPF, DKIM and create those entry in the cloudflare DNS record.