(Luckily I have an "extra" domain to play with before moving the big ones.)Yes, of course. But the catch was - GD will be showing "Pending Setup: validating MX record" before you update nameservers for a domain, and afterwards as well.And during this "afterwards" phase, the emails are rejected (as the domain is already pointing to GD, which is "pending" for some reason).MX (Mail Exchanger) records specify and prioritize the incoming mail servers that receive email messages sent to your domain name. Sometimes you have to update them if you host a website with one network (such as ours) but you have email hosted in another. If you have an email account through another email provider and change your MX record to point to our mail servers, you will not have access to your original email account.
I will do a separate article on setting up MX records for Google Apps.
If you use an external mail agency (such as fusemail or fastmail), then leave out the A-record creation and point the MX record as directed by your provider.
Step 1: Gather the Domain Information First you will need to obtain some basic information so that you can create the DNS record necessary for verifying your domain.
Step 4: Changing Your DNS Records Depending on which Office 365 services you wish to use with your domain, different DNS records will need to be changed.
), but I am having issues setting up the MX Record in BC because I am using BC to host my website. I want to use the email @because it looks more professional.
Mail servers send and receive email messages on the Internet. You cannot set up your domain name to use more than one mail provider at a time.This is only for those who plan on running a mail server on their Slice. Again, click 'new record' and select MX Record from the 'type' drop down box: In the fields I entered: Name: (Note the trailing period '.') Auxiliary Info: 0 Unless you have specific requirements to change the Auxiliary Info, leave it at 0.In the fields I entered: Name: mail Data: 2.20 Done. If you use an external mail agency, they may suggest other values, in which case, follow their advice. Now we only need to wait for the DNS records to propagate.Apparently, their (email) account's setup is tied to MX records of domain's nameservers, making it impossible for a seamless transition.So even if you set up everything on Go Daddy's side, the email account's status will still show "Pending Setup: validating MX record" for quite a while, rejecting all incoming email.You should already have the base records shown here: Click on the 'new record' link.