I had a website and the emails on godaddy, but because godaddy is extremely slow we decided to move the website to DO but I want the mails to be in godaddy because I dont want to migrate them.
The domain in porkbun: This is the configuration I have there:
ns1.digitalocean.com ns2.digitalocean.com ns3.digitalocean.com
In digital ocean, I added this MX record (I dont know if I need another record or only the MX should be enough):
MX mydomain.com stmp.secureserver.net. 14400
I have tried this also:
MX mydomain.com mail.mydomain.com. 14400
But it seems that none of them work or maybe I did not give enough time to propagate.
I have another client with same settings (site in DO and mail in ipage hosting) and I added a MX record in DO mx.ipage.com and it works as expected, so I am not sure what else I need to add to make it work with godaddy.
Anyway I have not found the proper settings I need.
In godaddy they told me that I have to add the following:
A (Host) @ godaddy IP A (Host) mail godaddy IP CNAME www @ MX @ mail.mydomain.com
I but dont think I need to add the A records if not the website in DO wont be accesible, right?
Thanks in advance for your help 🙂
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You are correct, you don’t need to add the A record to GoDaddy as you want to host your website with DigitalOcean.
Having said that, what you can do is create a mail.yourdomain.com and point it to the GoDaddy IP address :
Once you do, you should be able to configure the MX record
without a problem.
So basically, skip the part for your A root domain name and cNAME record and do the other bits.
Did you ever get this to work?