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Mail Hosting Question

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by synax, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. synax

    synax Member

    Jun 24, 2002
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    We have 2 servers with TP, I am very familiar with our Red Hat/Cpanel server (Server01) but not as much familiar with our windows 2k server (server02)

    What I want to do, is host a site on server02 but have the mail hosted by server01.

    I know this is possible, my question, how is it done, and second question, can cpanel on server01 control the emails for the site on server02.

    I need to find the easiest way to do this as we have 300+ email accounts attached to this domain.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    Three ways:

    1. Simply change the MX record for the domain in question to point to an A record that in turn points to the IP address of the windows server (which is presumably running an SMTP server). Then:

    remove the domain from /etc/localdomains
    add the domain to /etc/remotedomains (create file if it doesn't exist)

    From then on no email for the domain will touch your server (unless it originates from it).

    2. Use a smart router in exim where email is received onto your domain and automatically forwarded on to the windows server:

    3. Keep the domain on your server and use a catchall POP3 (Default Address) account and then have the mail server login via POP3 from the windows server to retrieve the email into that mail server.

    Edit: though of the third one

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