I have a question about using Google Apps for handling emails. I don't want to set up a whole entire mail system on my server, so I decided to use Google Apps. The ownership of my domain is approved, and now I'm trying to change the MX records in the zone file of my domain. But I think I'm doing wrong, it doesn't work.
I want to use mail.mydomain.com as a adress to the mail server for POP, SMTP and IMAP. My zone file looks like this:
$TTL 86400 @ IN SOA ns1.first-ns.de. postmaster.robot.first-ns.de. ( 2011011700 ; serial 14400 ; refresh 1800 ; retry 604800 ; expire 86400 ) ; minimum @ IN NS robotns3.second-ns.com. @ IN NS robotns2.second-ns.de. @ IN NS ns1.first-ns.de. @ IN A 22.214.171.124 localhost IN A 127.0.0.1 www IN A 126.96.36.199 ftp IN CNAME www loopback IN CNAME localhost mail IN CNAME @ relay IN CNAME www @ IN MX 10 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. @ IN MX 10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. @ IN MX 10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. @ IN MX 10 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. @ IN MX 10 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
I hope someone can figure out, what's wrong with this configuration. When I start a ping on mail.mydomain.org I get an answer from 188.8.131.52 and not from the google server ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.