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Emails on another cpanel account

Discussion in 'Security' started by nick122147, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. nick122147

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    If you have emails on the same cpanel account as a domain where you also host a website, hackers could get access to all emails if they manage to hack the website. So it would be better to have emails on another cpanel account. But I find it's not possible to have mail@domain.com on a different cpanel account than where domain.com is hosted. Any solution ?
     
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    Hello,

    Yes, it is possible to have a mail server with different cPanel account which is on different server,

    this can be simply done by creating/adding an MX record of your mail server on your hosting server.
     
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    Yes but why can't it be on the same server ? I have to set up another server to achieve this ?
     
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    Hello :)

    Emails are not stored in the public_html directory, so keep in mind that a hacker would have to get full access to your cPanel account username if they wanted to access your email. There's no supported functionality to keep email stored on a separate local account unless your website is a different domain name or subdomain.

    Thank you.
     
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    They uploaded webadmin php script to image folder. When I tried it I could see all files in the cpanel account.
     
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    Good idea. Thanks for your advice, I must consider about what you said.
     
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