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SMTP instead of POP?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by HH-Steven, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. HH-Steven

    HH-Steven Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Got an email today which has left me a little bamboozled (or maybe i just need sleep)

    and i quote:

    I always thought that the user could set this up via whatever script or software they were using?

    If im missing something please tell me what lol

    Thanks and merry christmas.
     
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    I would assume that they have their own SMTP server running and want you to setup a new A record pointing to that IP address and then change the MX record for that domain to use that new A record instead so that all email for their doamin is routed to their SMTP server rather than going through yours where they currently have to POP their email to retrieve it.
     
  3. HH-Steven

    HH-Steven Well-Known Member

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    So correct me if im wrong but what there basically after is:

    mail 14400 A {requested ip address}

    If so, what should the mx entry be changed to? the above ip address?

    What happens to the:

    mail IN CNAME

    dns entry?

    Any help is greatly appreciated, cheers
     
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    Create an A record of mail using the IP they give you

    Create an MX record pointing to the A record you just created.

    MX records pointing to CNAMEs are a no-no...
     
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