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    Default Example MX Records for Godaddy hosted mail?

    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to set up smtp mail services with Godaddy as the mail host. I set up MX records as below:

    Name Type Address TTL Weight
    Godaddymail MX smtp.secureserver.net. 14400 0
    Godaddymail1 MX mailstore1.secureserver.net. 14400 0

    The addresses are from Godaddy's how-to, and I validated with their tech support that they're not able to see those records.

    If any of you have successfully gotten your mail hosting through Godaddy, please post any thoughts that you may have on this. Example MX records would be very helpful.

    There's an "A" record called "mail" but it's unclear how to set that up, or IF to set that up.

    Regards,

    Frank

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    just going out on a limb here (I hate go daddy's hosting) but you need to set a weight I'd make the first one 5 and the second one 10

    and what you have setup would be for godaddymail.yourdomain.com and godaddymail1.yourdomain.com assuming you have the exact same here and in the dns zone

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    Google Apps (GMail For Your Domain) & TinyDNS (djbdns):
    Code:
    # primary MX records
    #mydomain.com:MY.VPS.LNK.IP:a::60
    @mydomain.com::aspmx.l.google.com.:1:1800
    @mydomain.com::alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.:5:1800
    @mydomain.com::alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.:5:1800
    @mydomain.com::aspmx2.googlemail.com.:10:1800
    @mydomain.com::aspmx3.googlemail.com.:10:1800
    @mydomain.com::aspmx4.googlemail.com.:10:1800
    @mydomain.com::aspmx5.googlemail.com.:10:1800
    'mydomain.com:v=spf1 a mx include\072google.com, include\072googlemail.com ~all:9800
    GoDaddy - seriously?

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    what he said^

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    Quote Originally Posted by faltschuler View Post
    I set up MX records as below:

    Name Type Address TTL Weight
    Godaddymail MX smtp.secureserver.net. 14400 0
    Godaddymail1 MX mailstore1.secureserver.net. 14400 0
    Where are you setting these up? vpslink control panel or at godaddy?

    Your main problem is likely to be the Name component. This should be the domain name. e.g. example.com (or @ which means origin which usually equals the domainname). As explained by SomeoneE1se you have a hostname there which will be prepended to your domain name.

    Once you've set it up, use the dig tool to check it like so:
    Code:
    user@host:~$ dig -tmx godaddy.com
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.4.2-P2 <<>> -tmx godaddy.com
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 14772
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 13, ADDITIONAL: 11
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;godaddy.com.                   IN      MX
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    godaddy.com.            3600    IN      MX      0 smtp.secureserver.net.
    godaddy.com.            3600    IN      MX      10 mailstore1.secureserver.net.
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      F.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      A.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      D.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      M.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      H.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      J.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      L.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      E.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      B.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      I.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      K.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      G.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    com.                    41723   IN      NS      C.GTLD-SERVERS.net.
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    mailstore1.secureserver.net. 885 IN     A       64.202.166.11
    E.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.12.94.30
    H.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.54.112.30
    M.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.55.83.30
    F.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.35.51.30
    G.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.42.93.30
    J.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.48.79.30
    D.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.31.80.30
    L.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.41.162.30
    K.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.52.178.30
    B.GTLD-SERVERS.net.     32844   IN      A       192.33.14.30
    Replacing the godaddy.com component with your own domain name. You'll also want to set the MX preference (Weight) of one of them to be higher than the other so it acts as a fallback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyPatterson View Post
    GoDaddy - seriously?
    There's no substitute for experience.
    You have to experience how bad something is before you can appreciate how good the alternatives are.

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