Mail server showing different IP?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by woolyg, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. woolyg

    woolyg New Member

    Hi all,

    A quick one - hopefully someone can provide insight.

    My Server is up & running fine, it took a while for all of the DNS things to properly resolve to my IP - but when I do an NSlookup on, it returns an Address of - a ping -a to this address shows

    Is this correct? Should my mail server resolve to the opendns IP?

    All info appreciated.

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Do you use opendns?
  3. woolyg

    woolyg New Member

    Nope, not that I know of.
    In ISPCOnfig I have created an MX record for, so it should be resolving to that, shouldn't it? All of the other records (ftp / ns1 / www) are resolving fine.. any ideas?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The MX record is only for emails and it points to a hostname or domain and not and IP, so you need also a A-Record for pointing to the IP of your server.
  5. woolyg

    woolyg New Member

    Ahhh - it becomes clearer for me now!

    Thanks so much for your help on this - I'll go about creating an A record.


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