1. Add "A" Record, Do NOT ENTER ANYTHING IN host, Enter domain.com, Enter IP address. Choose Reverse Mapping.
You should only select reverse mapping (which generates a PTR) if (a) this is a unique IP only for this site, or (b) it's the IP for the main site on the RaQ. Otherwise, it's a wasted effort and will allow anyone who digs your DNS to easily determine every site that your DNS serves.
5. Click on Start of Authority (SOA) and change the primary and secondary server to your name servers ns1.yourserver.com, ns2.yourserver.com.
Just a question about DNS management that seems to be a standard:
WHY is it that everyone makes mail and/or ftp subdomain entries in the DNS?
Personally, my domains don't have or use them. And mail in particular works better for them without them. Less confusing.
That, and the FTP and Pop connections could care less if you are connecting to ftp.domain.com, www.domain.com, domain.com, mail.domain.com, pop.domain.com, <ip>, or even <any sub>.mainserverdomain.com. As long as you talk to the server.
Which is why I wonder WHY ON EARTH PEOPLE SET UP USELESS MAIL AND FTP SUBDOMAINS.
Sorry, this has just been bugging me for about 2 years now........
Actually I do not use the ftp.domain.com, I prefer to use the site IP address so I do not creat an "A" record for that. For mail you can use whatever in the "A" record such as myperonalpop3email.domain.com but still you have to make the MX record points to that name.
Anyway, these things are called Standards likes US PSI (Pounds per square inch for pressure) and the rest of the world metric (bar for pressure). I do not want to confuse the person who is asking the question. Just make it simple.
You need that MX record (Domain pointing to domain), if you do not have it you will not be able to send email.
If you check the note of my oprevious post today, you will see that there is no real disagreement between us over this MX issue. OK here is it again:
A Record Points to an IP address
MX Record Points to a name. It is important that MX record to point to a name which has a corresponding "A" record that points to the site IP Address.
Now when we have an MX record domain.com pointing to domain.com, the domain.com should have an A record that points to the site IP address OK. Since the Domain.com and also www.domain.com points to the same IP address i.e resolving to the same IP, there is no need to have an MX record to www.domain.com. Example, if you enter domain.com in the browser it forward you to www.domain.com so it is the same mail man why have more than two enteries in the MX table.
If I use the alias (usera) instead of domusera, the same error occurs, just with usera instead of domusera.
my DNS records:
domain.com -> A -> IP
mail.domain.com -> A -> IP
ns1.domain.com -> A -> IP
ns2.domain.com -> A -> IP2 www.domain.com -> A -> IP
domain.com mail is sent to high priority mail server mail.domain.com
in the RAQ control panel for the site (it's the primary site on the server),
host is ns1
domain is domain.com
web aliases are domain.com www.domain.com
e-mail aliases are domain.com, mail.domain.com, www.domain.com
domusera, with alias usera
domuserb, with alias userb
----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to MYMAILHOST.:
>>> MAIL From:<[email protected]> SIZE=1146
<<< 553 5.3.0 <[email protected]>... No such user here
501 5.6.0 Data format error
The thing that confuses me here is that is that the sender's email address apears to be the name getting rejected with the no such user here ([email protected]) instead of the address he is sending to which is [email protected].