How to receive email sent to domain hosted on Digital Ocean?

  • Posted on May 31, 2014
  • michalAsked by michal

I’m following process on StartSSL - they require to verify the domain: “Select the email address for verification of domain ownership from below.”

I chose the following address:

I do own the domain and I set up DNS:

How do I retrieve the email with the confirmation code?

I tried creating email account via cpanel where I purchased the domain and have hosting, but (obviously) it doesn’t work as DNS is pointing to Digital Ocean. So the question for you - is there a quick and easy way of getting that email / setting up mail server?


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FWIW i faffed around and ended up keeping mail on shared hosting by entering IN DO and on SHARED HOST DNS: MX: hostname handled by A recor: IP of shared host

@guinslym for the sake of internet as whole, and your own, do not try to set up an email server. It’s really a bad idea unless you really know what you’re doing and you’re willing to do it on regular basis. I was always recommended not to maintain an email server on my own, so I’m passing on that recommendation. <br> <br>Instead, you could keep using shared hosting service, and set up your droplet’s DNS records so it keeps using your shared hosting for email. I just opened up a question regarding that particular request, you can keep track if you want.