Currently, I have email forwarding set up on my host. For each of my domains, I have a catch-all that forwards all email to my gmail account.
But the other day, my host was offline for 15 hours, and any email going through the host didn't arrive. I don't want this to happen again.
Is there a way I can set up the email forwarding directly in my DynaDot control panel? I want DynaDot to forward my email, but I want visitors to my website to still see my host.
Set your site to use Dynadot DNS, and set the IP address to your webhosts ip address. Then add Dynadot email forwarding to your domain.
This will work as long as your host does not move your domain to a new ip address.
How do I set up DNS for my domain?
To set up DNS for your domain, please follow these steps:
Please be aware that it might take some time for your name server changes to propagate.From Help Section: Account Management > Domain Settings > How do I set up DNS for my domain?
You can skip step 6.
Once you do that, you can add your email aliases by following these steps:
How do I set up email forwarding?
Every domain registered at Dynadot comes with free email forwarding as well as free domain parking, DNS settings, domain forwarding, ownership changes, and our free website builder! Email forwarding allows you to receive email to an address on your domain name, for example, email@example.com. The email is forwarded to an existing email, such as your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other email.
To set up email forwarding for your domain, please follow these steps:
NOTE: You can specify up to 10 different email addresses to have forwarded. If you want to have catch all email forwarding, enter a * as the email username. There are also some additional limits to our email forwarding.From Help Section: Account Management > Domain Settings > How do I set up email forwarding?
Instead you can point your MX records directly to gmail. That way your mail will never hit any other servers than google's.
You might have to convert your gmail account to a google apps account, but those are free too. I am doing it on google apps. See http://google.com/a.
[This post has been edited by m_k_taby_se on Oct 10, 2009 2:54am.]
Cannot set email forwarding settings. Email Settings cannot be used with Custom DNS.