reply to catdudes previous post
sorry i missed your previous post as we have now moved onto page two of this thread....
anyway to answer your questions:-
You have a static IP address, correct?
You you have multiple IP addresses, or just one?
And your goal is to provide e-mail (SMTP and POP/IMAP), web, and DNS services for a single domain.
Does the domain for which you want to provide service currently have it's NS record set to your IP address(es)?
no because the domain is in use elsewhere. My idea was first set up everything on the new server website and the mail server as much as possible, then reset the dns listed at my domain name registrar to be the ones of my new server.