Scenario: You are hosting your static website (say example.com) on a JAMStack hosting provider. You want to receive
firstname.lastname@example.org in another mailbox, say:
- I’m using Zeit.co to host a simple static website.
- I want to receive the emails sent to an address at that domain to my gmail.com address
- I’m going to use ImprovMX to setup the forwarding.
Step 1: Create email alias on ImprovMX
Step 2: Get DNS configuration information
NOTE: You will also receive an email to reminding you of the DNS settings.
Step 3: Configure Zeit DNS
First list the current DNS entries known to Zeit on your account.
now is the CLI clint of zeit. Install it with
npm install -g now@latest.
$ now list dns > Fetched 0 deployments under username [717ms]
Then add the
$ now dns add "examplefoobar.com" '@' MX mx1.improvmx.com 10 > Success! DNS record for domain examplefoobar.com (rec_d1adb33fad0cd631f0859979) created under username [4s] $ now dns add "examplefoobar.com" '@' MX mx2.improvmx.com 20 > Success! DNS record for domain examplefoobar.com (rec_b1cdb33bad3cd541f8858813) created under username [3s]
Step 4: Test Email delivery
Now the test the setup by sending email to
email@example.com and see it turn up in your other mailbox.
NOTE: by default
*@exmaplefoobar.com is forwarded to your other mailbox. You can login to ImprovMX’s dashboard to
restrict forwarding to specific aliases to avoid spam.