One of my hosting clients has a website: www.vincedevito.ca.
Some time ago, he decided to use Shopify as his primary website, but I still host his email.
Therefore, I set up a DNS Zone with GoDaddy.
; SOA Record VINCEDEVITO.CA. 3600 IN SOA ns77.domaincontrol.com. dns.jomax.net ( 2015112604 28800 7200 604800 600 ) ; A Records @ 600 IN A 18.104.22.168 mail 3600 IN A 22.214.171.124 webmail 3600 IN A 126.96.36.199 ; CNAME Records ftp 3600 IN CNAME @ www 3600 IN CNAME vince-devito-shoes.myshopify.com ; MX Records mail 3600 IN MX 10 mail.vincedevito.ca
And here is the the Zone file on my server
$TTL 86400 @ IN SOA ns.vincedevito.ca. foo.gmail.com. ( 1448609688 ; Serial 10800 ; Refresh 3600 ; Retry 604800 ; Expire 10800 ) ; Minimum vincedevito.ca. IN NS ns.vincedevito.ca. ns1.vincedevito.ca. IN NS vincedevito.ca. ns2.vincedevito.ca. IN NS vincedevito.ca. ns.vincedevito.ca. IN A 188.8.131.52 vincedevito.ca. IN A 184.108.40.206 webmail.vincedevito.ca. IN A 220.127.116.11 mail.vincedevito.ca. IN A 18.104.22.168 ipv4.vincedevito.ca. IN A 22.214.171.124 ns1.vincedevito.ca. IN A 126.96.36.199 ns2.vincedevito.ca. IN A 188.8.131.52 ftp.vincedevito.ca. IN CNAME vincedevito.ca. *.webmail.vincedevito.ca. IN CNAME vincedevito.ca. www.vincedevito.ca. IN CNAME vincedevito.ca. lists.vincedevito.ca. IN CNAME vincedevito.ca. store.vincedevito.ca. IN CNAME vince-devito-shoes.myshopify.com. vincedevito.ca. IN MX 10 mail.vincedevito.ca. vincedevito.ca. IN TXT "v=spf1 +a +mx -all" shop.vincedevito.ca. IN NS ns.shop.vincedevito.ca. ns.shop.vincedevito.ca. IN A 184.108.40.206 shop.vincedevito.ca. IN NS ns1.rede.ca. shop.vincedevito.ca. IN NS ns2.rede.ca.
All http traffic is now successfully directed to his Shopify site.
Email is another story. If I try and send him a test message from my Gmail account, I get this
Delivery to the following recipient has been delayed:
Message will be retried for 2 more day(s)
Technical details of temporary failure:
DNS Error: MX lookup of mydomain.com returned error DNS server returned general failure
The same goes for any other external email service... messages never hit my server.
But If I send an email from another account on the same server, the email is delivered immediately. (I have other reasons to conclude that this is strickly a DNS issue... the email service itself is working perfectly).
No MX records?!
# dig vincedevito.ca MX ;vincedevito.ca. IN MX
IntoDNS certainly sees that there is a problem:
Oh well, I did not detect any MX records so you probably don't have any and if you know you should have then they may be missing at your nameservers!
UltraTools thinks so as well
Sorry, there was a problem.
No MX record were found for the domain/email email@example.com.
In fact, there is international consensus that something is fubar'd
I have gone over my steps a dozen times and I've talked to GoDaddy tech support twice (the second guy actually tried to help). Can anyone see some issue with my Zone settings?! I sure would appreciate some help!