hello - i am posting this question again since i may have more information and won't sound like such an irritating newbie.
i wish to be able to manipulate my domain MX records. from my research, it appears i go to:
webmin-->servers--->BIND_DNS_Server, and select the domain i wish to associate MX records with. then click "Edit Records File" and then manually insert MX records into this file:
$ttl 38400 @ IN SOA ns1.dumbnewbie.com. root.ns1.dumbnewbie.com. ( 1338932982 10800 3600 604800 38400 ) @ IN NS ns1.edwardsmarkf.com. stupidnewbie.info. IN A 22.214.171.124 www.stupidnewbie.info. IN A 126.96.36.199 ftp.stupidnewbie.info. IN A 188.8.131.52 m.stupidnewbie.info. IN A 184.108.40.206 localhost.stupidnewbie.info. IN A 127.0.0.1 webmail.stupidnewbie.info. IN A 220.127.116.11 admin.stupidnewbie.info. IN A 18.104.22.168 stupidnewbie.info. IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx a:stupidnewbie.info ip4:22.214.171.124 ?all"
i am really just guessing, but this looks pretty promising.
can anybody tell me if i am on the right track here? i would like to think there is a better way, like the way cPanel approaches it.
also, can i make it global for all domains, or do i have to do it individually?
ALSO - i see here:
there is an option to install either a "BIND 4 DNS Server" or a "BIND DNS Server" module plug-in. is this the way i should do it?