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I have 4 emails for my domain created using google apps I can send emails from them but cannot receive, I have a centos vps, no cpanel, no mail server.

How to configure bind so I can receive mails?

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Something like this should do the trick:

#The cnames are not needed, but nice to have. It will allow you to access mail via
calendar IN CNAME
sites IN CNAME
start IN CNAME

#This is important
@ IN MX 1
@ IN MX 3
@ IN MX 3
@ IN MX 5
@ IN MX 5
@ IN MX 5
@ IN MX 5
IN TXT v=spf1 ~all
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ok so i paste this in /var/named/, but don't i need somewhere to define my emails? I mean do i need somewhere to write and not? – user Sep 12 '11 at 12:16
You do not need to define something per address. But given you have this little knowledge about DNS I don't think you are providing the nameserver for your domain right? Then you would need to set them in some sort of control panel where you got the domain from. – Bart De Vos Sep 12 '11 at 12:24
godaddy is my domain registrar, not my host, i got my vps from, I'm not using nameservers, i use ip address to point my domain to my can i do it from godaddy? google said that you need to change it from my host, but goddady is not my hosting provider – user Sep 12 '11 at 12:49
GoDaddy is your domainHOST so you will need to do it on their control-panel. Take a look here: – Bart De Vos Sep 12 '11 at 13:07
ahhhhh domainhost!! ok i get it, i thought they meant my webhost coz usually you when you say host = webhost and we usually say registrar and not domainhost lol!!! – user Sep 12 '11 at 13:12

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