Need help for create A and MX records (home server)

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by devcon, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. devcon

    devcon MDL Novice

    Jul 29, 2009
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    What should I put in the DNS (A record, MX) to be able to receive email from my provider Godaddy and send emails directly from my server without passing through Godaddy.
    The server is "home server" and it is not always access (open).

    Incoming Mail: from Godaddy
    Outgoing Mail: form my server
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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    Outgoing mail requires nothing (apart from SMTP server)

    Incoming requires MX record for your domain ( wherever you hold your domain, GoDaddy?)

    But if yoyr server is NOT always on, then it is pointless exercise (and one that does not give you any advantages)

    sebus
     
  3. devcon

    devcon MDL Novice

    Jul 29, 2009
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    Sebus thanks for the reply.
    As I said it is only the home server. The domain is hold in Godaddy.
    Please can you tell me if in the hours that the server will be closed I lose the email?
     
  4. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    Yes. If your domain's MX record points to your home server, and the server is not available when someone tries to send email to it, then emails will bounce back to the senders.
     
  5. devcon

    devcon MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much for grate info.
    Have a nice weekend.:biggrin: