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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by abubin, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. abubin

    abubin Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have 2 servers running cpanel. I would like to have 1 server handling all emails. So, I would have to redirect all mails from server B to server A (email server). After reading through some of the post here in how to do it, I came up with a lot of questions and start confusing myself. Hope someone could explain it to me or your 2cents.

    Existing entry for domain-B.com :

    domain-B.com. 14400 MX 0 mail.domain-B.com.
    mail.domain-B.com. 14400 A 66.77.88.99
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    Method found on forum :

    Change the mx records to point to A server.

    domain-B.com. 14400 MX 0 altmail.domain-B.com.
    altmail.domain-B.com. 14400 A 11.22.33.44

    **Where 11.22.33.44 is server-A.


    OR (what I think would work also)

    Change mx records to point to A server directly.

    domain-B.com. 14400 MX 0 mail.domain-B.com. ---> leave the same
    mail.domain-B.com. 14400 A 11.22.33.44 ---> only change this


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    Next step to be done on server-B :

    1) Remove domain-B.com from /etc/localdomains
    2) Add domain-B.com to /etc/remotedomains

    This is to make sure that mails sent from server-B would be send out as external mail.

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    Next step is to create the email accounts in server-A. What's the best approach to do it?

    1) Create a new account domain-B.com on server-A?

    OR

    2) Create a parked domain on server-A?

    Would (2) actually work?


    Please advice any additional steps or would park domain works. Thanks in advance.

    EDIT :

    oh yes, there is an option in CPANEL "Modify MX entry" under the emails section. Can I make use of this function instead?

    IMPORTANT NOTE : I am using DNS service of my webhost.
     
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    Last edited: Jul 21, 2005
  2. linux-image

    linux-image Well-Known Member

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    step 1 of changing MX is right and so is the changes at localdomains as well as remotedomains.

    step 2 : will be better to create a new domain at server B
     
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