How to setup contact@mydomain.com as email for my website ?

LoveSpidy's Avatar, Join Date: May 2012
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I have a domain and I am hosting it on 000webhost.com. When I go to my domain registrars website and login it shows that I have been given up to 5 free email ids, but somehow I am

unable to figure out a way to use them. When I go to the email section it shows
"Your Email service is not configured correctly. To use this service, you must first configure the Name Servers of your Domain Name."

and below that there is an option that says :-
"Add the following records to your Domain Name's existing Name Servers mydomain.com IN TXT ""v=spf1 redirect=_spf.mailhostbox.com""
123456789._domainkey.mydomain.com IN TXT
etc etc and three MX records.

I know that I have to add MX record to my hosting account and I have already done that but I have been given 3 MX records by my domain registrar and my hosting provider only allows 1 MX entry (as I can find only 1).

Is there something I am missing ? Please help me out ! It would mean so much to me !

Thanks
Alex.Gabriel's Avatar
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As far as i know 000webhost ask you to point your domain name to theyr nameservers. If this step is made you can add your email accounts , subdomains and anything you may want. I personaly have 2 websites at 000webhost since i develop some php scripts to work on highly restricted platforms and i have 1 mail for each of those domains. Anything works perfect 2 minutes in 1 day with emails since 000webhost tryes to make free members to buy paid plan so they made some services to die few days in 1 day.
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LoveSpidy's Avatar, Join Date: May 2012
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Thanks for that quick reply.

Ya I understand what you are talking about I had that earlier but now that I have unknowingly deleted the core files from the 000webhost server. I cannot login to my webmail through my domain. They have an option to restore but that would be too risky for me as it will jeopardize my website. I don't want to take that risk. Anyways I don't want to use the webmail service provided by 000webhost.

I would instead prefer using the one given my domain registrar and what I am talking about here is that I have got free email from my domain registrar, and when I log into the domain registrars page it shows the problem I mentioned above. I have already mentioned my yahoo email id on my registrars profile but it says that the settings with my hosting provider is not working fine. What should I do ? I am in quest for solution since last 3 weeks or so. I hope someone has a solution here.

Thanks
Alex.Gabriel's Avatar
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Some registrars require that you must use theyr nameservers in order to use theyr email server.

Last edited by Alex.Gabriel; 30May2012 at 22:46..
LoveSpidy's Avatar, Join Date: May 2012
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My registrar is bigrock.in. I thought it was some mistake on my part so I considered discussing here first !
So is bigrock.in one such registrar which requires to use its name servers ?
Should I contact bigrock.in team ?
I won't be able to use 000webhost.com services right if I use nameservers of bigrock.in right ?
Is there a way out that solves these problems ?
Alex.Gabriel's Avatar
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveSpidy View Post
I won't be able to use 000webhost.com services right if I use nameservers of bigrock.in right ?
Yes , Your domain must use 000webhost's nameservers. Your registrar has nothing to do with your emails.