I just pointed my 1and1 domain and nameservers to my new DigitalOcean droplet and the DNS propagated and the domain is pointing to the droplet just fine. Emails aren’t working though, and I have no idea what MX records to enter to make it work. I don’t really know much about networking stuff.
I setup one that I just saw somebody else mention in a post, but it doesn’t work.
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@Jazcash Have you setup a mail server on your DigitalOcean droplet? Otherwise you need to point to somewhere that handles your email. DigitalOcean does not run a mail-service, like many other webhosting companies, since they provide full virtual private servers instead, so you can do it if you want.
My domain was purchased with Dreamhost. I added the following to my DigitalOcean DNS to get email working again.
There will typically be two mail server addresses, like name1.mail.host.com, name2.mail.host.com.
These values should be found in your registrar’s control panel or support can give them to you.
Use this tool to verify: https://ismyemailworking.com/AdvancedTest/
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Thanks for the help guys! I am leaving this here for additional clarification/discussion.
Note: The following solution works, but may not be optimal (with my current understanding). If it is incorrect, I will update this post.
HOSTNAME: @ MAIL PROVIDERS MAIL SERVER: mx00.1and1.com PRIORITY: 10
HOSTNAME: @ MAIL PROVIDERS MAIL SERVER: mx01.1and1.com PRIORITY: 20