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External Mail Server

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by oscillate, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. oscillate

    oscillate Registered

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    Hello There,

    I hosting a domain which has it's own mail exchange server..

    I was told that i also need edit the mx record, but also update the "A" record for the mail.

    So i entered the WebHostManager and go to "Edit MX Entry" under DNS Functions.

    It has the following entry:

    Domain TTL Record Type
    mail 14400 cname <domain>

    to edit the "A" entry, do i need to change the above record so that <domain> is their mail exchange IP?
    or do i need to create a new entry with
    mail.<domain> with a record type A entry and the exchange IP

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Simpler to just modify the mail A record and point that to the IP address of their exchange server and also check that the MX record is using mail.thedomain.com. You also need to remember to then remove their domain from /etc/localdomains and add it to /etc/remotedomains (create the filw if it doesn't exist already).
     
  3. mambovince

    mambovince Well-Known Member

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    In the meantime, it seems that this issue could re-appear.
    If you edit /etc/localdomains and remove the URL from it and it will fix the problem. The drawback is that anytime exim is updated or /scripts/mailperm gets ran the domain is added back to localdomains.

    This is a known bug, and there is possible work-around.

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/archive/thread/263820-1.html

    - Vince
     
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