I own a domain and I host a website on github pages. My A record points to github. I'd like to host mail on a VPS (which only has an IP address), but apparently, I cannot use an IP address as an MX record. How should I proceed?

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    Make an A record for your IP.. mail.whatever.com, then use that as your MX record. – NickW May 8 '13 at 11:37

While technically you can point an MX record to an IP many places won't let you so just create an A record called mail and point it to your IP for the domain and then point the MX record to that.

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