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Subdomain as mail server to parent domain

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by superpotion, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. superpotion

    superpotion Registered

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    1. is on a remote host that does not have it's own mail server. It is in effect a only DNS server, so all I can do is edit dns records.
    2. On my host (cPanel & WHM) I want to manage mail for
    3. My host has a nameserver,, and my ip is
    Partial Solution:

    1. on my host create an account, - in effect a subdomain of the remote parent.
    2. on the parent host, add DNS records: IN NS
    mail. 14400 IN A 14400 IN MX 0

    (probably don't need both the NS and A record - either should work by itself)

    :) So, mail for gets sent to the mail exchanger at

    :confused: But the mail headers will still show that the recipient is and not Where will the mail be delivered, if it is delivered at all?

    I don't have access to the SMTP/Sendmail configs on my server, so cannot fix any aliasing for the domains.

    I thought that I could use a forwarder ( forwarded to, but that doesn't seem possible.

    What do I need to do to have my subdomain receive mail for the parent?

  2. jdarow

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