I’m setting up a mail server on an Ubuntu droplet. I had to change the droplet name to the fqdn per some other threads on this forum.
droplet name: mail.mydomain.com
dig MX mydomain.com returns the mx:
dig MX mydomain.com +short @ ns1.digitalocean.com 0 mail.mydomain.com.
dig MX mail.mydomain.com +short @ ns1.digitalocean.com
Does not return anything.
In the DigitalOcean web gui, under mydomain.com I can see the records.
MX 0 mail.mydomain.com.
So it’s like the mx record doesn’t work with the fqdn, but only the domain.tld
Any ideas on how to fix?
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