Setup emails in my VPS with the domain reregistered in other provider?

Discussion in 'Hosting Talk & Reviews' started by rboyart, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. rboyart

    rboyart New Member

    Jun 3, 2014

    I have my domain in and a VPS server with another provider.

    I have an A record pointing at my VPS IP, so that is working good.

    Now I want to setup an email account in my server too ( with the domain registered in,

    how can I setup the DNS in godaddy to make my email working in my server? with MX pointers?

    The support of godday is horrible, but I reached to contact someone that told me :

    - Create a MX record in my server,

    - Update the CNAME record "mail" in godaddy to my VPS IP address.

    I made that but I can't configure the email in my email client, it doesn't accept the SMTP as

    Can anyone advice me how to do this or what I'm doing wrong ?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. 5n1p

    5n1p New Member

    May 16, 2013
    i would suggest you to use some free email provider. From your question I figure it will be easier to start with free email hosting. After some time you could make your own server but at this point better don't, if its not for testing only. Some free email hosting with own domain:, owner is from this forum (and is very nice) so you would have lot's of help, I use it for my personal email zero problems in last few months

    there are many more...
  3. trewq

    trewq Active Member Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    I use mxroute for my personal emails. Haven't had an issue yet.
  4. W3Space

    W3Space New Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    zoho mail is a very good option.
  5. devonblzx

    devonblzx New Member Verified Provider

    Oct 31, 2013
    Use an A record for IPv4 or AAAA for IPv6 addresses.  CNAME is used for name to name, not name to IP.

    You could try pinging to verify if it is working or not.

    So, setup an A record from mail -> IP, then MX for ->

    Use a period suffix when specifying a full domain: not 
  6. jvkz

    jvkz New Member Verified Provider

    May 14, 2014
    Follow these Steps:

    1. Create A record such as at Goddady pointing to your VPS IP

    2. Setup only MX record pointing to your A record address i.e;

    3. If you have mail server running on your VPS you can go directly and configure your mail client if you do not have mail server running install a control panel such a vestacp or zpanel and it will easily setup mail server for you...

    4. login to your vestacp or zpanel... add your domain and create email accounts

    5. setup your mail client with incoming and outgoing address will be i.e;