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email problems

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by mikelc, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. mikelc

    mikelc Member

    Sep 6, 2004
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    I have some hosting which was given to me by a friend and it uses cpanel. Everything seems to work fine exept for my emails. I set up accounts and can send email but cannot recieve any. Reading into it i think the problem may be with my MX zone records but am not absolutly sure. I have configured Outlook with my sites email account an can run a test from the account settings panel in outlook. This sends a test mail which does arrive. My zone record set up is A MX 1 A

    Is this anywhere near correct? or is there some other problem. I have never had to set up zone records myself before so i dont have much of a clue.

    Thanks Mike
  2. Stefaans

    Stefaans Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2002
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    Vancouver, Canada
    If you're looking at receiving email, then your MX record should be without the www prefix. The way your zone is set up now, it implies email

    I think the likely correct setup would be to have DNS zone for (without the www), looking like this: A MX 1 A

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