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How do I set up the right DNS records

June 16, 2014 1.8k views
Hi, I have two droplets. One with the main domain name (example.com) and the other is serving mail.example.com the example.com is serving the web server while the mail.example.com is serving the mail server and the mail client (roundcube). Now what I need help with is setting up the right DNS records to forward all the emails coming to example.com to mail.example.com droplet. So like the mail server is kinda working now and it can send emails. these are the current dns reccords of my example.com $TTL 1800 @ IN SOA NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. hostmaster.goodwindows.org. ( 1402909377 ; last update: 2014-06-16 09:02:57 UTC 3600 ; refresh 900 ; retry 1209600 ; expire 1800 ; ttl ) IN NS NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. MX 1 mail.goodwindows.org. MX 10 @ @ IN A 107.170.142.45 www CNAME @ mail IN A 107.170.232.141 * CNAME @ goodwindows.org is my main domain. the DNS records of mail.goodwindows.org is: $TTL 1800 @ IN SOA NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. hostmaster.mail.goodwindows.org. ( 1402885887 ; last update: 2014-06-16 02:31:27 UTC 3600 ; refresh 900 ; retry 1209600 ; expire 1800 ; ttl ) IN NS NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS2.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. NS NS3.DIGITALOCEAN.COM. @ IN A 107.170.232.141 so whats wrong here and what should I input? I set up goodwindows.org as a domain in the dns settings and mail.goodwindows.org as another domain. Is that ok? Please let me know its kinda my first time doing this. I read the tutorial on setting up your first host but it didnt really help in terms of the DNS records. Looking forward to seeing your reply. Thanks a lot in advance.
1 Answer
You don't need to set them up as separate domains. You just want an A record on the domain pointing to the mails server's IP address. So for example.com, you want something like:
@	IN A	ip.add.for.web.server
mail	IN A	ip.add.for.mail.server
MX 0 mail.example.com.
It looks like you have that right. The only issue is the extra set of DNS records for mail.example.com
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