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setting up a dedicated mailserver

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by 10101, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. 10101

    10101 Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2003
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    Does anyone here know if it's possible to setup a dedicated mail server to be used in with cpanel servers? If so, do you know of any good how-to's for this ;)
  2. DigitalN

    DigitalN Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2004
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    cPanel doesn't have any clustering abilities as such, to make adding a mail server a control panel task, but you can manually set this up if you wanted to.

    Just setup mail accounts on a dedicated mail server, remove the local mail for each domain on your cpanel server and setup their MX record to point to your dedicated mail server.
    You will break quite a bit of cpanel control panel functionality etc but if that is what you want, it can be done.

    I can see cPanel having to make some headway with clustering of services etc - there is becoming more demand for this kind of setup as hosts 'grow up' so to speak and need to provide more redundant services.
    I didn't mean that in a detremental way, just a comment, maybe valid, I think so anyway.

    I do and would use debian, postfix and courier imap/pop, sasl and mysql for holding the email addies and auth data, as coding the client ability to add new emails etc via a web interface is easier and the server will hold many thousands of email accounts - what did you have in mind?

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