How to host only email accounts without hosting website?


Well-Known Member
Apr 17, 2013
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator

First you will have to point your domain MX record to server "B" and then setup the "Remote Mail Exchanger" for that domain on server "A" you can do it through following steps

Login your server "A" through In WHM > DNS Functions > Edit DNS Zone area, select the domain in question and click the "Edit" button. In the new screen that loads, scroll to the bottom and you will see the following:

Email Routing for (The domain is owned by username.)
Automatically Detect Configuration: Auto (recommended) more »
Local Mail Exchanger more »
Backup Mail Exchanger more »
Remote Mail Exchanger more »
Current setting is shown in bold.
Select the "Remote Mail Exchanger" radio button and click the "Save" button,

Once it's done create the cPanel Account on your server "B" and create your mail account through cPanel on server "B"
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Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

You will simply configure the MX records on the DNS host to point to the hostname of the cPanel server, and then ensure the "A" record for "mail" points to the IP address of the cPanel server. Then, ensure you create the account on the cPanel server and add the email accounts. The steps in the previous post are only required if the DNS server uses cPanel.

Thank you.