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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by jacks, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. jacks

    jacks Active Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    I currently have a web server and I'll get another server in two days which I intend to use as an email server. I want the new server to handle just email.
    1. Should I use the same dns zones and nameservers as the web server?
    2. Does that mean I should use the IP of the email server in every dns zone?
    3. I don't think I need to use the cPanel on the email server, since I have it on the web server, right?
    4. Is there any thing else I should be modifying/ removing/ configuring?

    thanks for your help. :)
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member Verifed Vendor

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    1. It makes no difference
    2. You have to use an A record in the MX record for the mail server and point that A record to the IP address of the mail server
    3. You can use whatever mail server you want on your mail server
    4. You have to remove the domains that have their MX record pointing to your mail server from /etc/localdomains and add them to /etc/remotedomains (create the file if it doesn't exist). You'll obviously want to then disable all the mail features in the cPanel theme as they'll be useless.
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