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so there is the thing.

The domain registar is Godaddy.I want the email account to stay in godaddy and the website to another machine. i changed the domains nameservers from godaddy panel to point my server. great A records work fine.

i created these MX and CNAME records on my server :

  • domain.com MX (10) mailstore1.europe.secureserver.net.

  • domain.com MX (0) smtp.secureserver.net.

  • email.domain.com. CNAME email.europe.secureserver.net.

  • smtp.domain.com. CNAME smtp.secureserver.net.

  • mail.domain.com. CNAME email.secureserver.net.

and deleted the default mail.domain.com Cname,

which from godaddy seemed correct , but no email is sent or received..its been almost 24 hours and the http traffic is OK only 2 hours since the nameservers changed

any advice or commands to looks for the right configuration? cheers

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Your DNS records look fine. You should check that your new mail provider is configured correctly for your domain. –  mgorven Oct 25 '12 at 0:19
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Are you sure there is an A record for smtp.domain.com. ?

The RFC states:

MX records cause type A additional section processing for the host specified by EXCHANGE.

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hey thanks , can you explain further what i should do? –  Pan Chrono Oct 19 '12 at 22:00
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