I have a domain registered at GoDaddy and a dedicated server I want to use to manage e-mails.

If I want to keep www.mydomain.com loading from GoDaddy(at least for now) yet when e-mails are sent to [email protected] these are managed over at my dedicated server, do I simply have to add a new Hostname in the GoDaddy control panel like this:

Hostname: MAIL
IP Address: IP of the dedicated server

Would this be enough, or I also need to add an MX record and if yes, how?

In my dedicated server control panel, I added this for the domain:

Existing DNS records

Hostname: @
Type: MX
Content: mail.mydomain.com
Priority: 0
Time to live: 300
  • Thank you John. Just one small note, what I needed is actually the other way round so the answer would be: Point the domain's MX records to your server. Point the domain's A or CNAME records to GoDaddy
    – WPRookie82
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 12:55
  • Did the linked question answer your question adequately?
    – dan
    Commented Jul 26, 2014 at 1:29
  • Hi Dan - Yes, I managed to achieve what I wanted, thank you.
    – WPRookie82
    Commented Jul 26, 2014 at 7:56
  • NP, glad to hear that.
    – dan
    Commented Jul 26, 2014 at 7:56


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