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DNS for a Local Mail with External Website

I am always forgetting the settings for DNS of a domain where you want ot host the mail but send all web traffic to an external server or provider.

So here it is … in the permanent record along with my notes:

abc.com. IN MX 0 mail.abc.com.
abc.com. IN A XX.XX.XX.XXX ( the external server's IP )
mail IN A YY.YY.YY.YYY ( local server's IP)
www IN CNAME abc.com.

Actually I usually have to also make the 'mail' line:
mail.abc.com. IN A YY.YY.YY.YYY ( local server's IP)

SO there you have it.