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mail forwarding at domain level

PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:59 pm
by dblclick
Can Canadan webhost forward all mail for a domain to another mail server?
I want use their anti-spam filtering and then have the email forwarded to an external exchange server.

Re: mail forwarding at domain level

PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:07 am
by sandeep
In your case you can set up your MX ( mail exchange) entry to point to your anti-spam filtering company's servers.

I assume you are utilizing linux web hosting( cpanel ) with us. To set MX entry to another server, please follow the steps.

1. Log into your Cpanel.
2. Click the MX Entry icon.
3. Select the domain name from the drop-down list.
4. Choose Automatically Detect Configuration and hit the Change button.
5. Under "Add New Record", enter (or whatever you were provided by the anti-spam filtering host) for the Destination value. Priority will normally stay equal to 0 (zero).
6. Click the "Add New Record" button.
7. Go to the cPanel Home and click the Simple DNS Editor icon.
8. Select the same domain from the drop-down.
9. Under "Add an A Record", enter (or whatever you put for the MX Destination) in the "Name" field.
10. In the "Address" field, enter the anti-spam filtering server's IP address.
11. Click the "Add A Record" button.
12. Done.

By performing the above mentioned steps Canadian WebHosting servers will no longer handle your mail.

If you need any further assistance please send a mail to with the following details.

* Your domain name
* Details provided by the anti-spam filtering company.


Re: mail forwarding at domain level

PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:19 am
by dblclick
Im looking to USE Canadain webhosting's spam filterng them pass the mail to an external mailserver

leaving the MX record at canadian webhosting