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forum-user-001 posted:
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I have a couple domains with DynaDot. Most of them I have hosted on one virtual private server.

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.
ReplyQuote10/2/2009 23:01
teamdynadot posted:
Yes, you can do that, but it may not be an optimal solution.

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.

Dynadot Staff
ReplyQuote10/3/2009 19:41
Can you explain how to do this? I don't understand what you mean - "Set your site to use Dynadot DNS, and set the IP address to your webhosts ip address".
ReplyQuote10/9/2009 11:12
teamdynadot posted:
Your host should give you an IP address that you can use to connect to their server.  Once you have that, you can follow the steps shown here to set up your Advanced DNS settings:

How do I set up DNS for my domain?

To set up DNS for your domain, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Dynadot account.
  2. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down.
  3. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button.
  4. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list.
  5. On the DNS page, select the "Dynadot DNS" setting from the top drop-down menu.
  6. Choose the "Record Type" you want to use from the drop-down menu, then enter in the IP Address or Target Host of your web server in the first text box (NOTE: You must enter BOTH a record for the root domain, which is the "Domain Record (required)" section and a 'www' subdomain record).
  7. If you have an Email Server or MX Record available for your domain email, enter in the hostname and the distance (otherwise known as priority) in the subsequent text boxes. You can also specify subdomain A records, CNAME records, SRV records, and TXT records.
  8. Press the "Save DNS" button to save your changes.

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@yourdomain.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:

  1. Sign in to your Dynadot account.
  2. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down.
  3. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button.
  4. Choose "Email Forwarding" from the "Bulk Action" list.
  5. On the "Email Settings" page, select the "Forwarding Email" setting from the top drop-down menu.
  6. Enter in the email address you want for your domain email in the "Username" column (you do not need to enter the full email address such as email@yourdomain.com, only the "email" part should be entered from this example).
  7. Enter an existing email address that you want your email forwarded to in the "Existing Email Address" column.
  8. If you would like to create additional aliases, click on the "Add Email" button.
  9. Press the Save Email Settings" button to save your changes.

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.

Want to get email for your domain without any limits that doesn't have to be forwarded? Check out our Email Hosting or Website Builder Business Plan.

From Help Section: Account Management > Domain Settings > How do I set up email forwarding?
ReplyQuote10/9/2009 16:07
m_k_taby_se posted:
Since you apparently want all your mail at gmail you don't need any 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.]
ReplyQuote10/10/2009 02:53
Nevermind. Figured it out. Thanks :D


[This post has been edited by m_p_ottawa_ca on Oct 23, 2009 10:45am.]
ReplyQuote10/21/2009 14:35
ashrhyl posted:
how can you get more than ten email aliases? i need more than ten
ReplyQuote3/10/2011 07:10
teamdynadot posted:
Hello,

If you have basic hosting on the domain you get unlimited email addresses.

Best Regards,

Dynadot Staff
ReplyQuote3/10/2011 10:28
I tried following the steps, but this error appeared. Is there any way I could fix It?.

Cannot set email forwarding settings. Email Settings cannot be used with Custom DNS.
ReplyQuote10/21/2020 08:34
Hi, you can set up the email forwarding under Dynadot DNS:
https://www.dynadot.com/community/help/question.html?aid=914
ReplyQuote11/2/2020 22:46