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hi guys i'm just asking to ensure i'm doing the right thing.. i am looking to point a domain to webfaction's name servers. at the current nameservers i have:

domain.tld with A record mail.domain.tld pointing to an exchange server ip address.

I'm just looking for an identical setup on webfaction so should I:

  1. create domain.tld
  2. create sub-domain: mail.domain.tld
  3. create dnsoverride: mail.domain.tld with A record and MX record priority

Thanks in advance.

asked 11 Mar '11, 07:11

kalvind
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You shouldn't set an MX record for the subdomain override (unless you also want receive emails sent to @mail.domain.tld addresses). Otherwise, the steps are correct.

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answered 11 Mar '11, 07:30

tie
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I see, that sounds right and ties in with what WF support said:

  1. Create some subdomain (e.g. mail.domain.com)
  2. Create a DNS Override pointing (A record of) the subdomain to your server's IP address (leaving the MX/MX Priority fields blank)
  3. Create an DNS Override pointing the MX of your main domain (e.g. domain.com) to the subdomain (e.g. mail.domain.com

Cheers guys, much appreciate.

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answered 11 Mar '11, 07:52

kalvind
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