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I believe im putting this in the right place if i wrong please advise me where to place this... Anyway on to my issue.

I own domain X.com, i then registered for Google Apps and had X.com's email directed thought Google so i could access my email from the Gmail log in Page. that worked fine for about 2 months. then i decided i'd like to look into hosing a local website and maybe eventually host my own exchange or equivalent email server on a spare computer here at home. Well ever since i made the change to have X.com directed to my external IP, my email hasn't worked. im having my dynamic hosting done my http://freedns.afraid.org/ via my pfSense box. I check the MX records for my domain X.com on http://freedns.afraid.org/. and they appear to be correct with a priority of 10 pointing to Google servers.

Thank you for any and all help.
 
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Make sure you don't have any CNAME records that overlap with your mail MX records. I did this once and it broke my mail until I got it fixed.

Simply putting in an A record to go to X.com as your external IP (or some subdomain of x.com) should really be all you need.

Do you also have coexisting mx records for your new mail server you were looking at?
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