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Forwarding to Gmail. Sending from CPanel SMTP.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Jack Guichard, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Jack Guichard

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    Hi there,

    I'm looking to change the way we deal with our clients e-mails.

    At the moment all our clients e-mails are set-up as standard connecting to CPanel with IMAP & SMTP but our host doesn't give us a massive amount of disk space and therefore each client is left with only approx 100mb of space per account. This isn't enough and we are constantly receiving communications from our clients saying they can't receive e-mails due to disk space being full. We then waste precious time explaining how to free up some space. It's also a pain in the ar*e initially educating clients how to setup outlook and their mobile devices.

    To counter all of the above issues, I'd like to change everything over to individual e-mail forwarders > individual Gmail accounts. And then to avoid the whole "sent on behalf of" issue with Gmail, I will then create a new mailbox for each forwarder and configure each individual Gmail account to send via the client's Cpanel SMTP server. I have already done this successfully with my personal Gmail and domain and everything works seamlessly.

    The only issue is that when someone sends an e-mail to xyz@domain.com, it successfully gets forwarded to xyz@gmail.com but that e-mail also still gets stored in the xyz@domain.com's (that needs to be created for the SMTP to work) mailbox, thus replicating the e-mail storage issues stated in the first paragraph.

    Is there a way to setup the SMTP side of things for a mailbox but not store any incoming or sent e-mails on the server?

    I guess one way would be to periodically go and delete all stored e-mails but I'd rather find a solution that didn't require any upkeep.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jack
     
  2. ljj3

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    You can set up forwarders without creating accounts on your server - no emails end up locally stored.

    - Lou
     
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    So sorry, re-rereading your question I realize that won't help you. I have the same situation with rather limited space on our VPS's, though our hosting provider offered shared acccounts with unlimited space. One thought was to set up one of those as a dedicated email system.
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Rather than setting up a forwarder, you could utilize the "User Level Filtering" option for the email addresses. Setup a rule to redirect the email sent to the address, and then have an additional rule discard the message.

    Thank you.
     
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