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How to send & receive emails after my webapp is migrated to DigitalOcean?

Hello, my webapp is installed and running in DigitalOcean, but I want to have the ability to send and receive emails using my domain name and using my shared hosting. I have followed a tutorial here : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-solve-emails-problems-after-site-is-migrated-to-digital-ocean

and after that, I can send emails , but I cannot receive them (not all of them, example : from Gmail) , and also, I cannot configure an email client like Thunderbird to access the account, basically, my domain name is registered in Name.com, my shared hosting is in Banahosting (where my webapp was hosted before) and my website/webapp is hosted in DigitalOcean now.

I have created these records in Cpanel : A @ DROPLET_IP A www DROPLET_IP A mail CPANEL_IP

And not sure what else to do


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I have contacted shared hosting support and they told me to :

  1. Add the domain in CPANEL
  2. In CPANEL, go to zone editor and create a new A record called mx1 pointing shared hosting IP
  3. In CPNALE , go to zone editor and create MX record , priority 0 and destination mx1.domain.tld
  4. Modify the A record that points to the shard hosting IP address and set instead the IP address of the dropplet

with that , I am able to send and receive emails using shared hosting and able to configure the email account in an email client like Thunderbird.

I hope this help someone.

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