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DNS record where mail & web on dif servers

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by jeffmckelvey, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. jeffmckelvey

    jeffmckelvey Registered

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    I am running WHM 11.1.0 cPanel 11.4.12-C14007 REDHAT 7.3 i686 - WHM X v3.1.0 and need to change the DNS records and I have not been successful with my changes.

    I am trying to leave my current server as the mail server. I only want to send the web traffic to a different server. When I changed the a name record to the new IP and set the second field of the MX record to the IP of the current server, the web traffic moved as I wanted, but the mail seemed to be lost.

    What do I need to change in the DNS record to allow for this scenario???
     
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    RizyDeWino Well-Known Member

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    Do not set the MX record to IP , rather set it to mail.yourdomain.com and point mail.yourdomain.com to the current server IP.
     
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    I changed three fields only. I changed the a name for the domain to the new IP for the new server. I changed the mail cname to the IP of the currnet mail server and I changed the second field on the mx record (the first has a zero) from domain.com to mail.domain.com and it did the same with the mail. Going into a black hole somewhere. Even when I try to send mail from another domain on the same server, it disappears.
     
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