MX/TXT records not being served - Protonmail setup

March 31, 2017 397 views
DNS Ubuntu

I have tried everything to get my MX and TXT records working. I am currently using Zoho and although my email seems to be working when I check anything on mxtoolbox or dig it returns nothing. Zoho constantly notifies me that my mx records on not pointing at them. I am attempting to move over to ProtonMail but I cant get their verify TXT record to work. What am I doing wrong here?

$TTL 1800 IN SOA 1490980679 10800 3600 604800 1800 1800 IN NS 1800 IN NS 1800 IN NS 1800 IN MX 10 1800 IN MX 20 1800 IN A 1800 IN MX 30 3600 IN TXT "v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCxx2dD1aLhDkfAqNaTn5K1c6dnEtw4UVyfEMr4JbJ/aQiJSQ6fb09IM6IlJDQsp3tEm/sZ36/xuhZDiPt3tDe7Ti9XLGOcdsMrxoAXThQkB5Ke9V6PK3xeWYFDiYpV1KJV004ulu1gWVGq4XD8lYwZ66PIYTmAG0sBEdIAoLoptwIDAQAB" 3600 IN TXT "protonmail-verification=541823790c8d063cff1cd46b62c56f919fc9c9f7" 43200 IN CNAME
* 43200 IN CNAME

2 Answers

Is your real domain? Because I'm getting this when I use dig      3599    IN  SOA 1490779673 172800 900 1814400 3600      3599    IN  NS      3599    IN  NS      3599    IN  NS      3599    IN  NS      3599    IN  NS      1799    IN  A

Did you just change the NameServer records to DigitalOcean, because then you sometimes have to wait up to 48 hours for your old NS to transfer authority to DigitalOcean.


I'm showing the name servers for the domain to be:

When doing an MX look-up on the domain, no MX records are found. So my first question would be, are you setting those records up in the DigitalOcean Control Panel or at you domain registrar?

If what you've posted is from the DigitalOcean Control Panel, you'll need to modify the name servers at the registrar (who you registered the domain with) to point to:

... and then let the name servers resolve before those records will be valid.

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