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Configuring DNS for your GoDaddy email in cPanel

Big shout out to GoDaddy customer support for constantly empowering clients like me to effectively do our jobs!
After migrating a domain from another Godaddy account, unbeknowst to me we inherited DNS settings for legacy GoDaddy email. Gotta clear the cnames and start adding everything below so it matches this exactly. Figure this, to save $30, 40 or $80 a year on free email with hosting…. you should be willing to take a hit for the team and get someone to manage your DNS!

If your domain isn’t registered in the same account as your hosting or it’s registered elsewhere, use the following DNS records for your cPanel shared hosting account’s Web hosting and email.

NOTE: DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to take effect across the Internet.

Mandatory

Record Type Host Points to
A (Host) @ Your hosting account’s IP address. For more information, see Finding Your Hosting Account’s IP Address.
CNAME www @
CNAME mail @
MX (Mail Exchanger) @ mail.[your domain name], for example mail.coolexample.com

NOTE: Use MX Priority 0

You must delete any other MX (Mail Exchanger) entries in the DNS zone file for your email to work. The MX entry listed above should be the only MX entry.

If you have your cPanel site set up on a subdomain (e.g. cpanel.coolexample.com), replace each instance of “@” with your subdomain and use the domain name including the subdomain in the MX record.

If your domain is registered here, you can make these changes through your domain’s DNS manager. For more information, seeManaging DNS for Your Domain Names.

Optional

You do not need to add all of these records to your zone file, but doing so will make certain functions work, such as Autodiscovery through Outlook.

Record Type Host Points to/Value
A (Host) admin Your hosting account’s IP address. For more information, see Finding Your Hosting Account’s IP Address.
CNAME autoconfig @
CNAME autoconfig.admin @
CNAME autodiscover @
CNAME autodiscover.admin @
CNAME cpanel @
CNAME ftp @
CNAME mail @
CNAME webdisk @
CNAME webdisk.admin @
CNAME webmail @
CNAME whm @
CNAME www.admin @
TXT @ v=spf1 a mx ptr include:secureserver.net ~all
TXT admin v=spf1 a mx ptr include:secureserver.net ~all
Record Type Service Protocol Name Priority Weight Port Target
SRV _autodiscover _tcp @ 0 0 443 cpanelemaildiscovery.cpanel.net
SRV _autodiscover _tcp admin 0 0 443 cpanelemaildiscovery.cpanel.net

You can also remove the following DNS entries:

CNAMEs — email, imap, pop, and smtp

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GoDaddy new Linux web hosting with cpanel

GoDaddy new Linux web hosting with cpanel

We recently set up a few new accounts with GoDaddy and have had an overall really positive experience with the revamping of all WEB HOSTING packages. We understand how some found GoDaddy’s custom interfaces confusing, well now Godaddy has leveled the playing field with a really nice User Interface including Linux Web Hosting with cPanel, Windows Server 2012 Hosting with Parallels Plesk Panel. Gone is the pure Linux vs Windows with GoDaddy’s backend (unless you have an existing account like me… yes, we are SOL until we set up a new plan!!!). 🙂

BUT, definitely ADDED VALUE.

1) Free Domain with purchase to get you started with your business, non-profit or organization

2) The email plans we were so use to buying and then having to upgrade to get imap support for iphones/ipads now is INCLUDED within your plan. Those emails, while they may show up in your Email Module, are actually TIED 100% to your hosting. If you cancel or switch hosting, and need to configure again, BE MINDFUL THAT YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNTS as they are TIED TO YOUR HOSTING cPanel or Plesk!!!! I lost emails twice over the weekend without knowing this relatively new feature. GONE are the days of upgrading the 1 user 1GB account to a 2gb 2 user account or the recent 10 accounts for unlimited space!!! GONE!

3) Definitely the newbies entering the GoDaddy space will by far benefit from these packages. It’s those of us who have set up 200, 300, nay, 400+ accounts and are so used to our old medieval ways…. we must CHANGE and w w w . M O V E O N . c o m.
Yes, go with the flow. We are not old yet. We can handle a few more of these. Don’t give up. Still the best in customer service overall…. even with the mishaps. They make up for it in the end.

We as developers MUST prepare better communication with our clients

* Predict what issues may arise by laying down a launch plan and play an active role in the IT / back-end aspects (don’t get scared)- once you have the foundation it will be copy/paste/repeat again;
* Expect the unexpected (yes, weird glitches can happen with ANY hosting company; still best UP TIME across the board);
* Overcome the problems by presenting solutions.
* Own your mistakes and don’t be quick to just blame GoDaddy (or Bluehost or Network Solutions). Sometimes the error is on us. Clients appreciate honesty and transparency and not the finger pointing. 🙂

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How to set-up GoDaddy email on your iPhone or iPad

How to set-up GoDaddy email on your iPhone or iPad

SCREEN BY SCREEN

WRITTEN STEPS:

  • 1. Go to Settings.
  • 2. On the Settings screen, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • 3. Tap Add Account.
  • 4. Tap Other.
  • 5. Tap Add Mail Account.
  • 6. Enter your NameFULL email AddressPassword, and a short Description for your email. Tap Next.
  • 7. If you have IMAP, tap IMAP. or Tap POP if you’re not sure you’re enabled!
  • 8. Enter POP settings then tap Save.
    • Host name:  pop.secureserver.net
    • User name: FullEmailAddress@domain.com
    • Password: enter password
  • 9. or Enter IMAP settings then tap Save.
    • Host name: imap.secureserver.net
    • User name: FullEmailAddress@domain.com
    • Password: enter password
  • 10. Enter your Outgoing Mail Server:
    • Host name: smtpout.secureserver.net
    • User name: FullEmailAddress@domain.com
    • Password: enter password
  • 11. That’s it.

NOTE: Even though iOS labels these fields as Optional, our email servers require them to send email.
If you have IMAP, tap Next, and then tap Save. Otherwise, just tap Save.

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Domains, Hosting, DNS, email oh my!

Domains, Hosting, DNS, email oh my!

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When staging your website for launch…

GoDaddy – Working with Preview DNS

Date Submitted: 10-29-2012

Preview DNS lets you test your website prior to launch to ensure it displays and behaves properly on GoDaddy’s hosting servers before modifying your domain’s DNS record. This is beneficial when you are setting up a website for a domain that is currently active, either in your account or with another hosting provider.

When you enable Preview DNS, a subdomain is created on our server that temporarily houses your website. If Preview DNS is applied to www.coolexample.com, the preview URL is www.coolexample.com.previewdns.com.

NOTE: If you have multiple domains on your hosting account, preview them using www.coolexample.com.previewdns.com/path where path is the folder for your other domain.

Any internal links in the code are translated to point to the Preview DNS site. This process ensures that all paths can be tested appropriately prior to pointing your DNS record to our hosting servers.

NOTE: Some features such as Flash® and JavaScript do not work with Preview DNS.

To Enable Preview DNS or Preview Your Site

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting.
  3. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.
  4. In the Server Details section, click Show details
  5. Click Preview to display your primary domain’s DNS information.
  6. If Preview DNS is not already enabled for your account, click Enable. If it has expired, click Renew.
  7. If Preview DNS is enabled, click Preview.

NOTE: Preview DNS expires after 14 days but may be reactivated at any time by repeating these steps.

To Make Your Site Live

In the Server Details section, click Preview, and then click Make this site live.

NOTE: If your domain’s DNS record is not under our control, you will not see the Make this site live button. You must manually update your A record with your hosting account’s IP address for your site to publish to the Web.

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Godaddy – checking your email

Godaddy – checking your email
Please find below instructions to add your new GoDaddy email account to your Microsoft Outlook
as well your cell!
For starters, you always have a back up to checking you email using godaddy’s free online interface
1. Log online at http://email.secureserver.net/
2. Type in your user name as your full email the first time (i.e yourname@domain.com). Thereafter you’ll only need to use your  “user name” (before the @domain.com)
3. Type in your password (which is always case sensitive)
In addition to Web-Based Email, you can get your email through a desktop client or mobile device.
Pick one (if your preferred client is not here, check out that help center!):

To Set up Email in Outlook 2007

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2007. From the Tools menu, select Account Settings.
  2. Click New.
  3. Select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and then click Next.
  4. Enter Your NameE-mail AddressPassword, and password confirmation.
  5. At the bottom, select Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next.
  6. Select Internet E-mail, and click Next.
  7. Select either IMAP or POP3 for your Account Type. Use these settings for your incoming and outgoing servers, depending on the type of email you have:
    POP3
    Incoming mail server pop.secureserver.net
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP) smtpout.secureserver.net
    IMAP
    Incoming mail server imap.secureserver.net
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP) smtpout.secureserver.net
  8. Enter Your Name and full E-mail Address.
  9. Enter your User Name (your full email address) and Password, and selectRemember password.
  10. Click More Settings.
  11. Click the Outgoing Server tab. Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming server.
  12. Select the Advanced tab.
  13. Next to Outgoing Server (SMTP), type 80.
  14. Optional: If you’re setting up a POP3 account, under Delivery, select Leave a Copy of Messages on the Server.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Click Next, and then click Finish.

To Set up Email on Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. On the Settings screen, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Add Account.
  4. Tap Other.
  5. Tap Add Mail Account.
  6. Enter your Name, email AddressPassword, and a short Description for your email. Tap Next.
  7. If you have IMAP, tap IMAP. If you’re not sure, tap POP.
  8. Use these settings for your Incoming Mail Server, depending on the type of email account you have:
    POP
    Tap POP at the top.
    Host Name pop.secureserver.net
    User Name Enter your full email address.
    Password Enter your email account password.
    IMAP
    Tap IMAP at the top.
    Host Name imap.secureserver.net
    User Name Enter your full email address.
    Password Enter your email account password.
  9. Use these settings for your Outgoing Mail Server:
    SMTP (Outgoing Mail Server)
    Host Name smtpout.secureserver.net
    User Name Enter your full email address.
    Password Enter your email account password.

    NOTE: Even though iOS labels these fields as Optional, our email serversrequire them to send email.

  10. If you have IMAP, tap Next, and then tap Save. Otherwise, just tap Save.

That’s it. On your device, go to Mail (it’s usually in the row at the bottom of your screen). If everything is working OK, you should see some email messages. To make sure you can send messages, go ahead and compose an email and send it to yourself.

If you’re not receiving email messages or you can’t send messages, see iPhone: Troubleshooting Email. Don’t worry. There are a few things that can happen during the setup process. We’ll help you investigate and fix them.

To Use Apple Mail with Your Email

    

  1. Launch Mail.
  2. If the Welcome to Mail window does not display, select Add Account from theFile menu.
  3. Complete the following fields, and then click Continue.
    • Full Name — The name to display on your email.
    • Email Address — Your email address.
    • Password — Your email account password.
  4. Complete the following fields, and then click Continue.
    • Account Type — Select POP or IMAP.NOTE: To use IMAP, your email account with us must support IMAP functionality.
    • Description — A description of the email address to display in the email account list in Mail.
    • Incoming Mail Server — The incoming server name listed in InfoCenter.
    • User Name — Your full email address.
    • Password — Your email account password.
  5. If prompted for Incoming Mail Security, select the following and then clickContinue.
    • Click Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • Select Password.
  6. Complete the following fields, and then click Continue.
    • Description — A description of the SMTP server to display in the SMTP server list in Mail.
    • Outgoing Mail Server — The outgoing server name listed in InfoCenter.NOTE: You must have enabled SMTP relays for your account in the Email Control Center. For more information, see Managing Your Email Account SMTP Relays.
    • Use Authentication — Select this option.
    • User Name — Your full email address.
    • Password — Your email account password.
  7. If prompted for Outgoing Mail Security, select the following and then clickContinue.
    • Click Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
    • Select Password.
  8. Select Take account online, and then click Create.

That’s it. Go ahead and check your email. If you don’t see any messages, click Get Mail. To make sure you can send messages, try composing an email and sending it to yourself.

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