This is what I get when I type host name, do I need to edit the host file it looks the same except spacing?
I see there is no 'marlin' at the end of second line in the file now. Does that need to be there?
Next, it would appear that you don't have an mx record. Do you host your own DNS, or do you have a web hosting provider? If you do, you need to add an MX record:
mackintosh:~ jholder$ dig mx realmarketing.net
; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> mx realmarketing.net
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 40489
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 3
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;realmarketing.net. IN MX
;; ANSWER SECTION:
realmarketing.net. 14400 IN MX 0 realmarketing.net.
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
realmarketing.net. 86400 IN NS ns1.realmarketing.net.
realmarketing.net. 86400 IN NS ns2.realmarketing.net.
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
realmarketing.net. 14400 IN A 18.104.22.168
ns1.realmarketing.net. 110670 IN A 22.214.171.124
ns2.realmarketing.net. 110670 IN A 126.96.36.199
;; Query time: 517 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.0.1#53(192.168.0.1)
;; WHEN: Tue Feb 6 20:59:56 2007
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 135
I believe I changed this appropriately take a look at it. I have a dedicated box with a hosting provider, How do I add an mx record is that in the localdomain.zone file or localhost.zone or niether?
[root@marlin zcs]# cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
#127.0.0.1 marlin.realmarketing.net marlin localhost.localdom
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
188.8.131.52 marlin.realmarketing.net marlin
Is this the DNS Server?
If it's not, it won't matter if you add anything to it, no mail will know how to get there.
Do you have an admin control panel or something with your hosting provider where you can add an mx record?
(hosts file looks great!)
Hmmm? I believe their dns server is ns1.securewebhosting.net and ns2.securewebhosting.net, but I am not sure because they have another one as well I dont think either are on this box. No control panel, I specifically skipped that so there wouldn't be any install issues with zimbra.
Is there a way to add it in the zone files manually?
You're gonna need an MX record pointing to this box.
If you don't, things won't work.
I assume that the installer warned you when you installed it before.
Basically is that something my hosting provider is going to have to do?
What if I use an external service like easydns or something. Will that work?
Map it to the ip?
Yeah. It's gonna be who ever hosts your DNS.
looks like you have a host a record if the IP of the box is:
; ANSWER SECTION:
marlin.realmarketing.net. 14400 IN A 184.108.40.206
Now your MX record needs to point to marlin.realmarketing.net with a value of 10, not 0.
Currently, it just points to realmarketing.net which apparently is a different box