How do I point my MX files from a domain name to the e-mail server ip address on a virtual server?
Posted on 2008-06-13
I have a Linux virtual server(I don't own the server, just a section of the total virtual server) with Apache Centos 5, and a Simple Control Panel. My problem is that when I try to send mail to the catchall email address I have setup it comes back with a 553 error, but I can send fine from the web based Squirrel Mail located on the server. I'm wondering how can I point from my domain name's host to the ip address that is linked to my domain name on my virtual server?
I know that I have to change the MX records to point to a file in the A folder, but I'm not sure what to change, or what to change it to. In the MX section for creating new MX records it has four fields; Priority, Host Name, Enter Goes To Address, and TTL. The two original MX records were smtp.secureserver.net and mailstore1.secureserver.net with a priority of 0 and 10 respectively.
I changed the A(Host) file labeled @(only one listed in that section) to point to the particular ip address I have linked with that domain name on the virtual server. That part redirected fine and shows the Apache 2 CentOS test page when I type in my domain name and try to view it. The e-mail however, just won't receive.The e-mail config section of the Simple Control Panel says that you can't receieve properly if the mail server name is wrong, and it lists it as:
ip-xx-xxx-xx-xxx.ip.secureserver.net ( I x'ed out the ip numbers)
I'm guessing that since secureserver.net is all over the control panels I use that it's the master servers name, although just for reference the virtual server I have is hosted with godaddy.
Anyone that thinks they can help, let me know if you need any further information.