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Redirecting mail from digitalocean IP to cpanel

I have been having an issue for the last few days. My mail is setup on cpanel. I have an CNAME record ‘mail.example.com’ pointing to my domain ‘example.com’. After changing my domain’s A record to point to digitalocean i stop receiving mail but reverting back to cpanel ip the mail starts coming in. I tried setting up a subdomain ‘mx1.example.com’ and created an MX record on digitalocean pointing to the subdomain but the mail still doesn’t come. Would anyone have a solution to this?

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Hello, @mymbugua

You can simply point the MX record to the IP of the server where your emails are hosted. You can also point the MX to a subdomain like you did if the subdomain is pointed to the correct IP address as well.

Keep in mind that DNS changes might take up t 24 hours or even more due to DNS cache from the ISPs. I believe that you should start receiving your emails soon.

You can check the DNS using this tool here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/dns

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex