Zpanel and DNS records

Posted December 25, 2013 6.1k views
Hello everyone and Merry christmas. I have zpanel installed on a droplet and i can send emails but i cant receive emails, i know i have to add some records to dns of my domain but i dont know what, can someone help me?

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Hi, Merry Christmas to you too :) Hmmmmm, What is the server os
As you're quickly finding out, ZPanel is not all it's cracked up to be. Do yourself a favor and first learn how to manage a server (it's not that difficult, really) first... and then dabble with control panels. DigitalOcean has plenty of tutorials tailored toward n00bs that'll teach you -- and walk you through -- everything you need to know, to get off to a good start.
I'm running ubuntu 12.04
You have to add an MX record to your domain:
Type: A

Name: mail
Value: your droplet's IP address

Type: MX

Priority: 10
Value: mail
I went to my domain provider and set up my own dns records there pointed at my VPS IP Address (ns1 and ns2 etc.) and that has pretty much cured all of my dns issues ... im using Zpanel as well and it is now working fine for sending and receiving emails as well as hosting other domains and having them set thier dns records to my created nameservers. It all starts in your domain providers settings really. Once the interwebs knows that ns1 and ns 2 point to your IP everything else pretty much rights itself. Dont forget to give it up to 72 hrs without fiddling with settings again.