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Separate email server?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by hedbanger83, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. hedbanger83

    hedbanger83 Member

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    Hi,

    Im trying to figure out if it's possible to have Cpanel hosted on one server (Along with all the websites), and then have a separate server that runs the email server (without cpanel). And then have Cpanel's interface be able to create and modify mail accounts, , autoresponders, etc on the remote email server.

    Probably not, but worth a shot..

    Thanks,
    Kyle
     
  2. FreedomBI

    FreedomBI Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it's possible, but it would not be worth the effort required.

    I had considered this for individual domains. One of the main issues is being able to get all of the user/password info. It's stored in passwd-like files, not a database, which means that real-time propagation is not possible. I imagine webmail also could be an issue. I'm sure you could change the config of the cpanel-provided squirrelmail and roundcube, but this would be overwritten if it's updated. You could run webmail locally on the mail server (or another server), but I don't believe there's any squirrelmail plugins to allow users to change a cpanel password (and you'd be stuck with the propagation delay).
     
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