Route mails via a different cpanel server ??

furquan

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Hello All,

One of my server is currently facing an issue with sending mails.

SO, i was wondering if i can route the mails from my other servers ip address ?

In short, Can server A send mails routing the mails via server B ?

Can this be done in any way ?

Thank you for all your time and assistance.
 

furquan

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Eric,

Thank you for the revert. But I am kind of not sure how to go about it, Can you provide me an example or a some online "how-to" on this ?

Thank you
 

arunsv84

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You can try the following to configure a smart host.

Create /etc/exim.conf.local on the source server and add the following entries. Make sure to change the hostname or IP of the smart host server.

Code:
@[email protected]
smart_route:
driver = manualroute
domains = !+local_domains
transport = remote_smtp
route_list = * hostname.of.smarthost
Backup your exim.conf file. (/etc/exim.conf)

Execute the following.

Code:
/scripts/buildeximconf
/scripts/restartsrv_exim
Cheers!!!
 
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furquan

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Arun,

Thank you so much, But don't I need to edit any thing on the remote server ?
 

cPanelTristan

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If you are routing emails through another machine, you'll need to allow the IP of Server A (the one that is smart host routing the emails to the second server) onto Server B (the server that is going to send the emails). This is called relaying.

Here's a post on using /etc/alwaysrelay for that type of relaying. The file would be placed onto Server B, the one that is sending out the emails for you:

http://forums.cpanel.net/f43/add-ip-range-allowed-relay-hosts-268021.html#post1121531