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Old 15th April 2011, 20:20
blochwall blochwall is offline
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Hi all,

I've just started running a vps as I wanted to learn a bit more about hosting (no particular reason).

My VPS is a currently running centos 5.2 with all the standardish webserver stuff, apache, mysql, postfix... (no BIND)

Recently I tried to add a domain to the vps by redirecting the A records from my domain name provider, and point to my vps ip address e.g @, mail, www

@ (type A) my.server.ip
mail (type A) my.server.ip
www (type A) my.server.ip


On my vps using ispconfig3, I have setup the DNS zone accordingly, and the website is now displaying as I would like.

Unfortunately, the mailbox I've set-up through ispconfig3 does not seem to send or receive mails, though I can log in via squirrelmail.

On my VPS the DNS zone records are as follows...

A-------mail--------------------------------my.server.ip-----------------------0
A-------mydomainname.com.-------my.server.ip-----------------------0
A-------www-------------------------------my.server.ip-----------------------0
MX-----mydomainname.com.-------mail.mydomainname.com.--10
NS-----mydomainname.com.-------ns1.mydomainnameh.com.-0
NS-----mydomainnam.com.---------ns2.mydomainnam.com.-----0


My email domain is setup like this

my.server.ip--------------------mydomainname.com

My mailbox is setup like:

email: me@mydomainname.com
Name: my name
auto responder: n

Can anyone see anything wrong with this

I'm sure there are many reasons for this problem however, I just wanted to eliminate the obvious.

EDIT: I should have said that I get no error messages when sending from or to the mailbox, which leads me to think its something to do with the dns records.

thanks in advance.

Last edited by blochwall; 15th April 2011 at 23:16.
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