@robwalden1, @wkturnbull, @Tballer632 - Hi. Email forwarding itself usually sets up within a few minutes. However, the needed DNS records for the forwarding to work can take longer, depending on where your DNS is hosted and what you've changed. If you still need help with this, you may want to provide the domain name or email address that is using the forwarding. That may help others suggest a solution.
6 months later, this is still the only relevant post i can find, and it is EXTREMELY light on information.
I purchased a domain at godaddy 10 hours ago, for use with mailchimp/mandrill.
I set-up email forwarding at godaddy 5 hours ago.
I have 3 tests of email addresses set to forward:
1 to client's email exchange,
1 to my gmail address,
1 to my outlook365 email address.
Nothing has been received at any addresses yet. Beyond just testing over and over, and hoping it works some day, can you provide ANY information? For instance:
1) What DNS change is it going to make, so i can monitor? No TXT, SPF, MX records have been created so far.
2) What is the outside time frame for this to work before a failed test indicates a problem?
3) Is the Gmail test GOING to work? Internet search says there are problems with that as of 2 years ago, and I have not found an assertion that it is fixed.
4) Do people really use GoDaddy for business purposes? They just sit there for days without getting email and just hope it will work?
Wouldn't a DNS propagation delay be visible via a discrepancy
between the records in the GoDaddy web portal and what can be retrieved publicly?
Hi @EricW2. I'll see if I can address your questions.
Additionally, one thing that might be causing problems that you made mention of is "my outlook365 email address". Keep in mind that you won't be able to use the same domain for both email forwarding (Workspace Email) and Office 365 email accounts. Each of these services requires it's own MX records. Having both sets would cause intermittent delivery failure and having only one set would only cause one service to work. I hope that helps.