So I am home from University and my father wants me to setup his business website. Ugh! A dreaded task indeed.
Anyways, a couple years ago he had a fellow working for him that managed to setup his domain (dadsbusiness.com) at register.com and also set it up so that when he goes to mail.dadsbusiness.com it has gmail properly setup. Dad@dadsbusiness.com
has been his main email address for a long time. Also, since no website had been setup, when going to dadsbusiness.com it would display a google personalized type homepage with stuff like weather and news and stuff.
So I come in and decide to make his website, and host it on my ftp server on my 1and1 account since register.com does not provide any hosting space. I read the instructions at 1and1's faq page and figured out how to change the DNS at the register.com control panel to point to the ones 1and1 provided me with. So that works great but it caused the email to stop working. I could setup an email account at 1and1 that is the same, but it would cause all of his old emails to be missing and he would have to login using 1and1's web2.0 email service instead of gmail.
So how do I go about having both? Both as in, have the www.dadsbusiness.com
show the website I create on my 1and1 hosting, and have mail.dadsbusiness.com work with gmail like it does now?
I think it has to do with setting the MX records, something I am not very familiar with. I think I have to create a subdomain in the 1and1 control panel of mail.dadsbusiness.com but I don't know what settings to fill in. Do I change the IP address? When I tried to fill in the MX records to be similar to the ones I see at register.com I got an error that says:
"MX 1: The mail exchanger is not sufficient or hasn't been approved."
It has a box to the right which i guess is for 10 or 20, but I don't know what they mean.
Any help on the subject would be greatly appreciated, thanks!