Email and DNS servers - how does it work?
July 27, 2011 3:10 AM Subscribe
I am in the process of changing my web hosting service. I have a bunch of questions about what's going to happen to my email.
posted by rubbish bin night to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is a total n00b question so I apologise in advance.
I have just changed the DNS server settings for my website, let's call it www.binnight.com.au. No problems there, and within a day or three I guess my site will switch over to the new host.
My question is, what happens to my email in the meantime? Let's say I have firstname.lastname@example.org and it forwards to Gmail. I've set up my mail forwarding at my new host, so my mail should then be forwarded to my Gmail inbox, right? Once the new DNS server settings kick in, will my email also move to the new host? Or do I need to do something else?
If my email will move automatically, when will it move, and will any mails get lost in the meantime?
Again, sorry for my idiocy, I'm just trying to work out what will happen and Google only gives me answers which are far above or below my level of understanding.