Need to setup an external mail server

Posted September 1, 2014 4.2k views

I have setup an Ubuntu droplet and setup 2 different domains on my droplet. I need to setup my mail server on an external server with different IP address other than digitalocean. What configuration changes I need to make.

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Avinash - You will want to point the MX records to the correct spot. You need to get the providers new MX records and point your domain MX to that.

  • Following is the example how i setup my dns records. Can you let me know if these properly configured.

    Lets say I have one droplet with IP address On this I have configured my main website

    There is another ip address where i want to configure my mail server which is not digital ocean. its IP is

    Following is the setup that i created :

    A @
    A mail
    CNAME * @
    CNAME *.mail
    Mx 10

    I am new to this so apologies if I have asked any naive query