If your domain is not using DreamHost's nameservers, the email-related DNS records will not be automatically active for the domain. You'll need to manually set up those records at the host where your domain's DNS is managed. You can verify where your nameservers are pointed at whoisweb.dreamhost.com.
Locating your email DNS records
- Click the website's Manage Websites page to view your records.
Please note that the records below are only examples. Your specific DNS records will be different. You can read more about DNS in the following article:
- MX records
- tells senders where emails for you should be delivered to.
- If Spam Filtering has been enabled, your MX records appear as follows:
- DreamHost previously offered Vade for Spam Filtering. Vade filtering will be discontinued on March 23, 2021, and its MX records no longer filter mail. If your domain uses Vade MX records (shown below), please update these to the MailChannels MX records above to continue using Spam filtering:
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- used by your mail program when you connect to the mail server to view your inbox or send out emails. There are several mail A records for your domain.
- Find the following records:
DNS record Example value _domainkey DKIM records sign emails to help verify the sender. _autodiscover._tcp (SRV) 5 0 443 autoconfig.dreamhost.com — This is an SRV record that assists email applications automatically configure the correct settings. autoconfig (CNAME) autoconfig.dreamhost.com — This is a CNAME record that assists email applications automatically configure the correct settings. *mail. (A) 220.127.116.11 — This is a standard subdomain that can be used to connect your client or program to the mail server. *mail. (MX)
This domain has enabled Spam filtering, so the MX records appear as:
If Spam filtering was not enabled, you'd see mx1.dreamhost.com and mx2.dreamhost.com.
*mailboxes. (A) 18.104.22.168 — This is used to log into the DreamHost Mailboxes interface. *www.mailboxes. (A) 22.214.171.124 — This is used to log into the DreamHost Mailboxes interface. *webmail. (A) 126.96.36.199 — This is used to log into the DreamHost webmail panel. *www.webmail. (A) 188.8.131.52 — This is used to log into the DreamHost webmail panel.
- Enter all those records in to the system where the domain's DNS is hosted and managed.
After you make the DNS adjustment, it will then take several hours for the changes to update online due to DNS propagation.