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Email help

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ix2013, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. ix2013

    ix2013 Member

    My setup currently consists of a unmanaged server to run my site, databases, and more. I'd like to buy a separate email host such as one of GoDaddy's plans to send out my XenForo forum emails. How can I do this so the smtp information I enter in XenForo sends the emails from <name>@<mydomain.com>? As far as I can see, I just have to enter the third party service's smtp information but where's the link to my domain that makes it @<mydomain.com>? I'm really confused and want to make sure I know everything before buying.
     
  2. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    The SMTP info and domain has to be on the same server where you have your site(s) hosted. My suggestion is to buy a separate domain name to do what you're thinking of doing.

    Even if I am wrong, I wouldn't recommend confusing things further by trying to do what you envision.
     
  3. ix2013

    ix2013 Member

    I really wouldn't want to use a different email. Would it help to know that I use afraid.org to redirect my website, set A records, MX records, etc?
     
  4. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    It's possible, but you'd have to know which record is for which. Something I do not have knowledge in. However, some off-site services either give you 'A records' info for you to fill to use the domain for a specific reason. For example, to use a domain name on a blog service such as Tumblr, you need this A record info. So, look for a service you're comfortable putting your e-mails with, look for instructions - and you should be on your way. :)
     
  5. ix2013

    ix2013 Member

    I think I already have a good email host picked out. Just don't know how to make the emails send from XenForo "@<mydomain.com>".
     
  6. ix2013

    ix2013 Member

    Just bought an email plan from GoDaddy and it was way more simple than I thought it would be. All I had to do was change my MX records to GoDaddy's in afraid.org and put GoDaddy's server info into the smtp settings. The domain it's linked to is set in their control panel.
     
  7. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Now, all you gotta do is fill in the "ix2013@domain.com" in the ACP and you're set. Every time someone wants to contact you via the forum... it goes straight to that address.
     

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