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Got a question about hosting a website at GoDaddy and using Google Apps to handle mail for a single domain.

1) I use registrar's name servers so that I can change DNS settings.

2) I changed the A record to point to the IP address where I want to host my website and change www CNAME to

3) I changed MX records to what Google's instructions said.

The website shows up fine, but something funny is going on with e-mail. For some reason Mac mail cannot send to I get:

Verify that you have addressed this message correctly. Check your SMTP server settings in Mail preferences and verify any advanced settings with your system administrator.

Select a different outgoing mail server from the list below or click Try Later to leave the message in your Outbox until it can be sent.

When I try to send e-mail to other addresses it works fine, so I suspect something is wrong with the A record pointing one place and MX records pointing to Google.

Any ideas why this is happening?

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Hmmm... this may actually belong on SuperUser. – SLaks Nov 22 '11 at 19:58
This should work fine; I'm doing it myself on 4 different domains. Do you have a CNAME for the naked domain? – SLaks Nov 22 '11 at 20:19
Ah, no I don't. I have cname for www (host) CNAME but godaddy won't let me leave the host field blank. What do I place in there? – user1060524 Nov 22 '11 at 20:26
An A record. CNAMEs on the naked domain break some mail servers. – SLaks Nov 22 '11 at 20:27
I see. So in addition to @ (host) ipaddress, I also add an @ (host) as an A record... actually, it won't let me add a non-ip address. – user1060524 Nov 22 '11 at 20:29

Sometimes it takes time for the records to propagate properly through the internet and have a valid route. If they do not work after 24-48 hours, then you have a problem and should contact Google Apps support.

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