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Always accept mail locally even if the primary mx does not point to this server.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by laurel, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. laurel

    laurel Registered

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    Can someone explain to me what this option does? I was told that it basically makes the MX entries void, that when checked, whatever MX entries you have changed do not have any effect. This makes no sense to me, because in that case, you would just not change the MX entries. So I'd really appreciate an explanation.
     
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    nsz Well-Known Member

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    I'm also curious.
     
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    Can someone please explain this.
     
  4. idealso

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    It means that if the hostname specified in the MX record is not on the local cpanel machine, the domain still ends up in /etc/localdomains. It's useful if you have a separate server doing mail filtering before it reaches the cpanel server, as we do.
     
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    Idealso - I'm sorry to bring this thread back to life but perhaps you can answer this - as you are someone using external mail filtering and I'm about to implement it on our servers...

    I had a ticket open with cpanel today, asking for some advice concerning implementing our mailfoundry appliances.

    I asked about whether the cpanel servers would remove the domains from the localhosts file if I updated the mx records directly in the zone files on the cpanel dns servers. I explained that the domains should still be in the localhosts file "as if I had ticked the box - Always accept mail locally even if the primary mx does not point to this server".

    Part of the response was...

    Thats obviously a concern to me.

    I also asked about using the DNS templates to add the MX record in automatically for new accounts and whether that would remove the domains from the localhosts file.

    I was told...

    Well thats not an option. I want them to be created automatically.

    Then I got...

    I'm left feeling kind of concerned that I've just spent good money on some mailfoundry devices and its possible we wont be able to use them.

    Do you use the DNS templates to set your MX's automatically ? Are you having any problems with this ? did you have to customize anything ?
     
  6. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    Please PM me your ticket #.

    Thank you.
     
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