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Seperate Mail server

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by phin, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. phin

    phin Member

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    is it possible to setup another box to just handle mail so my webserver isnt bogged down? if so, where could i find information on this, and do i need another copy of cpanel to even do this?
     
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    Yeah you can do that with out a cpanel server. First set up the new mailserver and check the dns record of the domains and change the MX record of the domains to the new server.

    host -t MX <domainname>
    It will give your mail server records. Then delete the domain name from /etc/localdomains of the webserver and add the domain in /etc/remotedomains. If the file /etc/remotedomains doesn't exist, create it.
     
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    can i still use cpanel to manage it though?
     
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    Only if you do have cpanel installed on that mail sever also.
     
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    bijo! Didn't you see my post today about this very same subject? http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=47431

    This solved the problem exactly without any modification to Exim config or anything else at all.

    However, is there any way to tweak cPanel to not add newly created domains to /etc/localdomains?

    Sorry to step in on this thread.

    By the way phin it is pretty simple to setup an email server, but to setup the controls and spam filtering controls that are available through cPanel, unless you have another out of the box solution you could be looking at a pretty serious investment in time.

    Thanks to bijo. Problem Solved.
     
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