DNS settings-email only, website elsewhere

dory36

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A user wants me to host his email, but will have his website elswhere.

I've had the opposite frequently, but what DNS settings do I use for this situation?

Thanks - Bill
 

carock

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setup the account like normal in your cPanel.

Have their DNS server admin point the MX record to your server once all the mailboxes and forwards are set.

Now only mail is going to your server.

They should then reconfigure their "old" mail server not to keep mail for their domain locally. With cPanel Exim configuration, you take the domain out of /etc/localdomains, or with Sendmail, you take the domain out of the local-host-names file.

If the users are using "mail.theirdomain" as their send/receive mail servers in their mail programs, you will also need their DNS administrator point that name "mail.theirdomain" to your cPanel server.

If their old mail server did not use "[email protected]" for POP3 login or relaying authentication, they will all need to change their settings so they can check the cPanel mail server which uses their E-mail address as their username.

Chuck
 

dory36

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Thanks much. One overlooked question... any easy way for these users to get to webmail in their website is hosted elsewhere?

I know they can enter any domain name that resolves to the server's IP address and append /webmail, but is there a dns entry that can be made where ever they host their website that will make it easier... perhaps webmail.domain.com?

Thanks again -- Bill