Configure Your Domain

Configure Your Domain Name

Now, you can begin the process of mapping the domain name for your mail server’s web interface e.g. to your future Amazon instance.

You may also opt to use a more obscure subdomain for your webmail such as

Visit your domain registrar’s DNS settings and change the A record for your to the new IP address e.g.


You can also configure your MX record for to point to the same IP address.

Wait until your DNS changes propagate (sometimes up to 24 hours or more – check them here), try to connect via SSH using your domain:

ssh -i ./mailbox.pem

In the meantime, you should be able to continue setting up other parts of your site.

Keep in mind, if you use Mailgun or Amazon’s Simple Email Service, more DNS changes will be required soon. These will be addressed later.

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