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Manage Mail in another box

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by double_t, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. double_t

    double_t Member

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    Helo, I wander what options do I have if I pretend to "move" entire mail system into a different cPanel box.

    Can you suggest me different options please? thanks
     
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    Sorry, maybe this was a too short post :)

    What I mean is that, I some times configure the a host in the DNS pointing to another cpanel server, but then client has two panels, the standard hosting one and the mail one.

    What I would like to to is to have an external cpanel box with the mail system and avoid customer to manage two different cpanel accounts.

    Is there any plugin or any other script managing this ?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Perhaps there's more to your intentions. What exactly do you want to do?

    You can "pretend" to move a domain's MX by simply moving it out of /etc/localdomains and into /etc/remotedomains.

    Consider altering the domain's MX so that a custom MX is used. ie. "mx.domain.tld"
    Then modify /etc/hosts so that "mx.domain.tld" resolves back to your server's IP.
     
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    ThinIce Well-Known Member

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    If essentially you're talking about clustering (i.e. having services such as mail services split off onto another box, managed from one user control panel) then this isn't supported by the product. Various third party mail services can be used / plugged into the control panel if they provide a plugin for cPanel to do so
     
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    @Thinlce, that's exactly what I want to do. Split off onto another box using same panel.

    Until now I've had two different panels, but I want to be more "professional".

    I know cPanel doesn't support this, I already checked before posting.

    So what options do I have ? can you explain your experiences?

    Thanks a lot.
     
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    Sorry stdout, I'm sure I didn't explain in the right way, my english is not the best :)
     
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    Helo, any news will be appreciated, thank you.
     
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    Hello :)

    There is currently no native functionality that allows you to manage email accounts in the cPanel interface for email hosted on a remote server. You may want to add your input to the following feature request:

    Mail-Only Version of cPanel/WHM

    Thank you.
     
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    But is it just a feature request, right? I mean, I can't download it right now. Or can I ?

    Thanks
     
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    If this is something you need right now you're really looking at rolling your own solution in some way shape or form. The downsides of doing so is relying on third party code or developing and maintaining your own in house. You come to the point where you have to decide if you want to continue to layer on top of cPanel. Certain aspects are possible via the api (basic creation of email accounts etc) but then how will you handle backup / restore etc etc?

    While dns clustering is possible and mysql remote servers are possible, in terms of the entire product cPanel is still very much geared to a single server model.

    If you want something cPanel supported, it's probably best to make as much noise on the feature request as humanly possible ;)
     
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    Well, for me the alternative is to do what I was doing before, offer a totally independent cpanel with just emails, so customer will have 2 panel access, one for the main hosting and another for the mail accounts.

    This is my reality !

    Thanks for your help :)
     
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    That's correct. It's a feature request that you can vote for and add your input to, as opposed to an actual feature that is available for download.

    Thank you.
     
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