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Hosting Email but pointing website to external IP

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by excelc, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. excelc

    excelc Registered

    Dec 29, 2005
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    I have seen were many people are hosting the website and pointing mail outside the server but I am doing the opposite. I am hosting the email and pointing the website to an external IP.

    My problem is that email isn't working. The user only gets email from other users on that server. They don't get any outside email coming in.

    What is the solution for fixing this? I know its related to setting up the A record that pointed the website to an outside IP because that is when email died.

    Any thoughts from anyone are much appreciated.

  2. jsnape

    jsnape Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2002
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    I would try this:

    change the domains IP to the IP the site is hosted at. 14400 in A --> remote IP

    Set up an A record for something like --> server main IP.
    mx is set up next that say's 14400 in MX

    I haven't tested it but it seems like it should work


    Not sure why you would choose cpanel (email) to pay though. That's the source of 80% of our support calls.

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