External domain and local mailserver with cPanel

marcju11

Member
Jul 7, 2012
14
0
1
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hello,

I have an external domain that I cannot control except for the the MX records and I have a server with cPanel/whm. I would like to create an email address with this domain on my cPanel/whm server. I think I have to create an MX record pointing to my cPanel/whm server. However... how I configure cPanel/whm with this external domain ?

Thank you.
 
Last edited:

ThinIce

Well-Known Member
Apr 27, 2006
352
9
168
Disillusioned in England
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
This is easy enough - you can simply create the account for the domain on your cPanel server if you are going to be pointing the MX record at your system. Note that you'll need to also create dns records for things like spf, dkim, autoconfig etc on the remote dns system if you want to use them
 

marcju11

Member
Jul 7, 2012
14
0
1
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I thought WHM was checking that the DNS of the domain was pointing to the cPanel Server. If not.. it's indeed easy. However, what's an autoconfig record ?

Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

Administrator
Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
47,913
2,203
363
Hello :)

Yes, you can simply create the account on the cPanel server like you normally would. The domain name does not have to point to the cPanel server unless it's a parked or addon domain name. In those cases, you can temporarily disable the following option under the "Domains" tab in Tweak Settings:

"Allow Remote Domains"

The "autoconfig" and "autodiscover" records are not required. You can see their purpose at:

cPanel - Autodiscover

Thank you.