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Modifying MX Records

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GoWilkes, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. GoWilkes

    GoWilkes Well-Known Member

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    I apologize if this has been asked before. I tried to search the forum, but got an error that "MX" was too short to search for (apparently there's a 3-character minimum).

    I have 2 domains (gowilkes.com and a new one, goashe.com). GoWilkes has several email addresses set up, along with a ton of forwarders. I would like to set it up so that if someone emails an address on goashe.com, it will be treated exactly as if they had emailed gowilkes.com

    For instance, my main email is jcarlton@gowilkes.com, and ads@, sales@, webmaster@, hostmaster@, jason@, and several other emails are forwarded to this address. I would like to have it so that if someone emails ads@goashe.com, sales@goashe.com, etc, the emails will come to jcarlton@gowilkes.com.

    I know that I can copy over the forwarders to goashe.com, but there are probably 75 of them, and they change occassionally, so I hate to go to that effort if there's an easier way. I tried changing the MX record for goashe.com to point to gowilkes.com, but that didn't work (I just get an error when I email something@goashe.com now). I'm sure that there's a better way, I just don't know what it is!

    TIA,

    Jason
     
  2. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    I think you want Domain Forwarding. Look for "Setup/Edit Domain Forwarding" in the DNS Functions listing in WHM
     
  3. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Agreed, don't edit the MX Entry merely to redirect all mail from one domain to another (especially of both domains are on the same server). Edit your MX entry back to what it was before so your mail server can process mail for that domain again.

    I recently moved one of my own websites to a new domain and am using domain forwarding so mail@oldDomain goes to mail@newDomain automatically and it works great.
     
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