can you run the mail server with dyndns?

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    has anyone been able to do this? i don't see how it would, since all i have is a hostname for dns example: my.host.net

    but for a mail address, it would be host.net (for this example). correct? but i don't own that
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I haven't tried it, but one of the options when you use dyndns is to set up the mx record, so I'm guessing you can point that to your computer. I might try to set it up on my computer to see how it works out.
     
  3. Intake macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I was using dyndns to host dns for my mail server for years. Just setup the MX record. Be aware, if you have a dynamic IP and want to host your own outgoing SMTP, much of the mail that you send can get blacklisted because if came from a dynamic IP. I'd suggest using a fixed and trusted SMTP server or find someone that will accept a relay from your server.
     
  4. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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  6. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Yes, but that may require subdomain delegation by the DNS authority for name.com. I've never done that way; I've always used a domain.
     
  7. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    dyndns does allows free services for mx records?? Can anyone confirm? I use zoneedit right now and it works well but I would just like another alternative.
     
  8. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    could someone explain how i would go about setting this up? and what's the easiest mail server to setup on Leopard?

    thanks
     

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