Web and Mail backup to Exchange

I am having issues with unreliable web hosting. I would like to ensure that if my webhost is not doing their job (like right now) I can get my web pages and e-mail forwarded to my local server.

I have a 2003 small business addition server, and a static dsl ip address. My hosting is through allhostingsolutions.com and my registar is through godaddy. I want to keep my primary web hosting on allhostingsolutions but want my email to be handled on my local server as when alhostingsolutions goes down like it is now my co workers cant get their mail and makes me look bad. I tried to go to godaddy and set the dns record to my static ip but it said that "Nameserver 3 has an invalid TLD. "

Any suggestions?
ac16456Asked:
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joedoe58Connect With a Mentor Commented:
This is something you have to ask your provider to do for you. If you have registerd your domain name trough godaddy you have to tell them that you want your MX record to point to your mail server. In effect that means that they will no longer be responsible for your e-mail. If you want them to still be your primary e-mail provider you have to ask them to add a MX record with a higher weight so that it first try their server and as a second option your server
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theruckCommented:
you have to point only the MX records to your exchange server to get your emails working. just ask your provider to set the MX records to your server IP.
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theruckCommented:
provider in this case - your DNS records holder
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ac16456Author Commented:
I can't fine anywhere on godaddy where to point the mx records.
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theruckCommented:
look. i do not know what is godaddy. if you want some help be specific. i am from the other side of the world so how the hell should i know what godaddy is?
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ac16456Author Commented:
godaddy is the registar. www.godaddy.com. If you are suggesting that I set the mx server on my domain server, how does that help me when their server goes down?
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theruckCommented:
same as i said in the first answer...
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