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I am trying to direct emails to a local ip address and using another ip for website. The local guy told me to set it up like this but it is not working . It is still going to the local webmail on my cPanel

Zone File Records

<Name   TTL Class   Type    Record  Action>
<   14400   IN  A>
< 14400   IN  A>
<   14400   IN  CNAME>
<   14400   IN  CNAME>
<   14400   IN  TXT "v=spf1 a mx ~all"> 14400   IN  A>
<   14400   IN  A>
<   14400   IN  A>

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closed as not a real question by Ward, MDMarra, mailq, Shane Madden, Iain Nov 21 '11 at 14:44

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Whatever you tried to cut and paste didn't work well. Maybe try again and use the Blockquote formatting button. – Ward Nov 8 '11 at 17:22
I can't see any MX record in the posted DNS records. – Khaled Nov 8 '11 at 17:49
@Khaled Which isn't necessary as long as you have A records. – mailq Nov 8 '11 at 18:51
But that is the question - to separate web and email servers. – Sandman4 Nov 8 '11 at 19:54 14400 IN A 14400 IN A 14400 IN CNAME 14400 IN CNAME 14400 IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx ~all" 14400 IN A 14400 IN A 14400 IN A 14400 IN A 14400 IN A – Mark Bolin Nov 8 '11 at 21:26

Just add the following record 14400 IN MX 10

(Assuming your mail is like, and the host that runs SMTP is

share|improve this answer – Mark Bolin Nov 8 '11 at 21:23
the mail was setup on and the is – Mark Bolin Nov 8 '11 at 21:29
mailq: thanks, I corrected it. – Sandman4 Nov 9 '11 at 3:47
Mark: replace with whatever hostname that have A record of (like – Sandman4 Nov 9 '11 at 3:49

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