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off server email question

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by needinfo, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. needinfo

    needinfo Member

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    I have a customer that is hosting their website we me. They want to setup their email on their own server at their place of business.

    What do I have to do on my end? What do I change? Where do I change it?

    Thank you!
     
  2. needinfo

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    forgot to add

    I change the mx record domain of the domain in question to the one for their dynamic dns pointing to their server local.

    Then was going to change the cname for mail to an A record an put an ip address, but it is dynamic so no clue.

    Other then that what else do I do ?
     
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    Lyttek Well-Known Member

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    Running a mail server on a dynamic IP is just begging for trouble...
     
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    Begging for trouble as in security risk or just plain trouble?

    I think I have it working now anyways.

    They are using enom for the dns and that sort of thing.

    If there is a secuirty risk please let me know so I see what action I mght take.

    Thanks!
     
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    There are a few ways to do it, but it sounds like you already have a solution. Using a service like dyn-dns will help. The security risk comes in when the IP address of the mail server changes, and mail is still trying to be delivered to the old IP. If another customer gets assigned that IP, and they also have a mail server running, confidential email could wind up on the wrong mail server. In reality, it's unlikely to happen, but the risk is there.
     
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