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Hi

I have just setup gmail (google apps) for my own domain name. Everything is fine now. If I send email to me@mydomain.com it is received at gmail and if I send an email from gmail it is received to the other end with sender address me@mydomain.com.

Now I want to access the mail by typing mail.mydomain.com. For this I went to my domain admin control pannel and tried to add an A record in the following way:

Host: mail
Type: A
Data: google.com
Priority: 0
TTL: 3600

But when I press save button it says:

Append new resource record failure

INVALID_RR


Please help me how to do this? Also please guide me how to setup my mails to work with Thunderbird/Outlook (send and receive both)

Thanks.
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by:systemsautomation
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Thanks

I made changes in Google Apps and also made the required change in domain control panel. Attached is the screenshot of the changes made in domain.

But when I write http://gmail.mydomain.com it does not work.

If I ping gmail.mydomain.com it does not returns Google's IP but returns the IP of my hosting provider.
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by:systemsautomation
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When I do nslookup get the following:


Non-authoritative answer:
gmail.mydomain.com      canonical name = ghs.google.com.mydomain.com.
Name:      ghs.google.com.mydomain.com
Address: Hosting Provider's IP and NOT google's IP
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by:ChiefoftheChiss
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This would be a LOT easier with your actual domain name, understandably you probably don't want to provide that.

Could you please run the DNS Lookup tool on your domain found here
http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/
and set the record type from A to ALL?

then paste the results in here - feel free to X out some information.
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by:systemsautomation
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Thanks

But the tool you have recommended is not free. Even trial version needs credit card.

Is there any other way/commands to find out what you want to know?
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by:ChiefoftheChiss
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Sorry forgot that I auto logged into that site, give that mxtoolbox a whirl and let us know.
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by:justadad
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The answer is to add a . to the end of the ghs.google.com. in your Cpanel DNS config for the DNS.

Basically it is now saying that your CNAME is pointing to a computer on ghs.google.com.mydomain.com
By adding the . at the end you declare where the root is which will make it ghs.google.com.
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