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domain parking - interchangeable emails

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by mmancini, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. mmancini

    mmancini Active Member

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    In the past I would park several domains on top of the main domain. We'll call it main.com and additional.com is parked on top.

    Clients used to be able to give out name@main.com or name@additional.com and just pop out to main.com for their mail without having to setup a forwarder. Simply park the domain on top and domains are used interchangeably.

    They are now seeing that this isn't the issue anymore. I have had to create forwarders for each user and each parked domain. THIS IS A PITA! I have clients with 20 emails and 7 domains....that's 140 forwarders!

    IS THERE A BETTER WAY?!?! Help!
     
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    cPanel has always required a forwarder (at least the last 3 years we've been using it). If you park a domain, email accounts are unique to each domain; they don't automatically alias each other (and certainly the preferred method by most).
     
  3. mmancini

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    I swear I never needed them at times! Doesn't this seem counterproductive? I mean, don't many people own several domains parked? I can't be alone!
     
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    i been trying to find a solution to this same problem as well, no lcuk yet
     
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    Same here. On our last cpanel-based hosting setup, parking would automatically include e-mail mirroring/aliasing. Now we're being told it doesn't. Surely there's a fix for this. Anybody have any ideas?
     
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    I've tried handling this through tech support at my hosting service, and through tech support from cpanel, and I can't even seem to get anybody to understand the problem. I just don't get why this simple domain parking issue is a source of trouble for so many people, yet nobody seems to have implemented a fix. It used to work fine.
     
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    i have been also trying to find a solution for this for quite awhile now with no luck...
     
  8. Fat Guy

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    The amazing thing is that everybody I've spoken to at my hosting service and at cpanel has been very nice, but nobody has seemed to actually care much about this issue. I'm surprised more people don't see this as a priority: most anybody who has a .com and has also bought the .org and .net domains for the same name might be interested in parking the .org and .net on the .com, and at that point it seems so sensible to have the .net and .org e-mails mirror all the .com accounts rather than just forward into a catchall box.

    Is there anybody from cpanel who can comment on this?
     
  9. sjackson909

    sjackson909 Well-Known Member

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    I see both sides of this problem, but I agree that there is a problem and that when you create an e-mail account your should be able pick if you want this or not. Doesn't seem like it would be to hard to implement.

    Thanks
    -Seth
     
  10. Fat Guy

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    Certainly, it should be a choice. Staring down the barrel of manually inputting 200 forwarders next week, however, I'd really like one particular choice to be made available asap!
     
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    Maybe somone should make a request in the Feature reqeust sticky! Well the only thing about cpanel adding this feature is that it's going to break things in this area of cpanel at first, not that big of a deal sence this area has been faily stable in the past.

    Thanks
    -Seth
     
  12. Fat Guy

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    I can't even get to the bottom of whether this would be adding a feature. As I recall, with our last ISP and a different server configuration, but also running cpanel, domain parking automatically included e-mail mirroring. Several posts on other threads on these boards have made similar comments: that cpanel/WHM used to just do this as a matter of course. Maybe that's wrong, but if so a lot of people are sharing the same delusion.
     
  13. cPDan

    cPDan cPanel Staff
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    To alias domains in email (whatever@parked.domain to goto whatever@main.domain instead of the default address), and do it autmatically when you create an email account for main.domain, do this:

    put this in /etc/exim.conf right under "begin router"

    alias_domain_file:
    driver = redirect
    domains = lsearch;/etc/aliasdomains
    data = $local_part@${lookup {$domain} lsearch {/etc/aliasdomains}}

    then in /etc/aliasdomains add these entries foreach aliased domain you want:

    parked.domain: main.domain
    parked2.domain: main.domain
    parked3.domain: main2.domain
     
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    I haven't tested it yet but it appears that you are right on....thanks in advance! I've been dying for this!!!
     
  16. mmancini

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    I put in that code verbatim but it doesn't appear to work so it has to be something minor. Is there someone I can hire or should I post the snip of the file here?
     
  17. cPDan

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    Once you put this in /etc/exim.conf right after the line "Begin Router"
    Code:
    alias_domain_file:
        driver = redirect
        domains = lsearch;/etc/aliasdomains
        data = ${quote_local_part:$local_part}@${lookup {$domain} lsearch {/etc/aliasdomains}}
    
    You need to add entries in your /etc/aliasdomains in this format:

    parked.domain: main.domain
    parked2.domain: main.domain
    parked3.domain: main2.domain

    HTH :)
     
  18. mmancini

    mmancini Active Member

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    Help!!!!

    That didn't do it! PLEASE, let me know a price! I will pay for someone to help me with this!!!!!! :confused: :eek:
     
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  20. cPDan

    cPDan cPanel Staff
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    If you do it like I outlined it works, and without having to have a forward router for each one you want in your exim.conf, potentially breaking your exim.
     
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