Forwarding an e-mail address across domains? March 19, 8: GoDaddy's help files don't explain how to do this. So I have mydomainname. GoDaddy has a place for e-mail forwarding and I've entered both the e-mail address on mydomainname. Do I need to add one? Does it need to be the POP server from anotherdomainname. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. You may want to drop them an email and ask what's up. I don't know about GoDaddy's setup but once you get webhosting this will be a standard feature.
I wouldn't go adding MX records yourself. If you just point the mydomainname. A server that knows it's the destination for mydomainname. I'd contact GoDaddy and ask them to investigate why their forwarding service isn't working. One is what purpose GoDaddy serves for you. Did you just register the domain there, or are you using any of the other services that they provide?
They offer DNS service as well, which costs extra I think , and if you're using it you should call GoDaddy and ask them why e-mail forwarding is stuck. They also offer webhosting and a number of other things - if you're buying any of these you should just call 'em.
If you just registered the domain through them, then you have more work to do to get e-mail forwarding working. If you are hosting it somewhere else, though, you should probably just see if the place you're hosting with has e-mail forwarding built in - most do, and it'd be easier than setting up MX records. The e-mail forwarding service GoDaddy provides is free, but you have to add the MX records if you're not at least using GoDaddy's DNS service - they can't modify stuff they don't have control of.
I would not recommend changing to them in the interim, though; it takes hrs before updates really take place and so if it takes 5 days for GoDaddy to fix itself, it'll be another 4 before it works because you'll be waiting for everyone's records to update. Should be the next to last one. Here's some additional info on my situation.
I'm new to owning and configuring a domain name, so this is all unfamiliar territory to me. I'm hosting my site at Typepad. Typepad's FAQ regarding e-mail forwarding says that I have to go through my registrar to make it work and that GoDaddy does support this. It just doesn't say how to do it. The only thing I'm using from GoDaddy is the actual domain name that I registered.
I'm not hosting with them or using any of their other purchased services. The e-mail account I want my domain to forward to is prodigy. The domain name itself works fine as far as pointing to my site at Typepad, it's just this e-mail forwarding thing I cannot figure out. I'll go have a look at that FAQ you recommended, but if you can offer up any more help on this I'd appreciate it. Like I said, I'm new at this aspect of the Internet and my Google skills only bring up advertisements, not actual answers.
I logged in to my account and found it was no longer pending and a test confirmed it. Thanks again for your help. I have no idea why it took three days to start working, but at least now it does.