Setting up a hostname for mx record

February 16, 2015 4.9k views

I am having problems with setting up a mail server on my droplet. here are my confusions

  1. When adding an mx record, I am asked to add something like mail.sitename.com, my question is how do I setup this sub-domain or is it set setup automatically?

  2. I have already installed postfix and dovecot but I cant receive any emails sent to the created address during configuration

  3. How do i install roundcube to my droplet, I have seen varying tutorials on this and its getting confusing

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my digitalocean.

Thanks.

3 Answers

To create a record your MX record can refer to, you must create a A record.

DNS record:
host.name.here 14400 IN MX 0 name.here.

(including dot at the end)
14400 - TTL
0 - priority of the record, one can create multiple records

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