Thursday, March 19, 2009

Godaddy/DynDNS E-Mail

So you get a free e-mail address with domain registration with Great! But, what if you use DynDNS for your DNS server like I do?

Godaddy recommends you use and for your MX records. DynDNS chokes on because it is a CNAME, not an A record.

Digging into the documentation on DynDNS, it looks like you have to do a host lookup and supply the REAL A name for, which turns out to be

I supplied and (already an A name) and DynDNS is now happy.

I am waiting to see if Godaddy gets happy. So far it still says "Pending Setup: validating MX record". Hope that's not a bad sign...

1 comment:

Dan said...

I am having the same problem. I originally purchased the domain name, hosting, and email from godaddy, but the hosting wasn't very good so I set up my computer as an Ubuntu server and use DynDNS. The problem now is getting the godaddy email to work. Did you have any success?