Go Back   HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials > ISPConfig 2 > Installation/Configuration

Do you like HowtoForge? Please consider supporting us by becoming a subscriber.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 5th December 2008, 00:29
yurtboy1 yurtboy1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 77
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Two Servers and Two Sets of Email Addresses

Hello,
We are hosting a clients web site but not email.
Yet we need one email to reside on our server as a catch all since their host does not allow this. It is key for our mass email software (civicrm.org)

On their serves I will setup
MX 30 theirserver
MX 50 our ispconfig server

On our server under MX I was going to enter
Domain Settings
-MX
--Hostname blank
--Prio 50
--MailServer Theirs

-MX
--Hostname blank
--Prio 90
--MailServer Ours

This way if I send them an email from our server they still get it on their server.
And then if the catchall email on their server gets and email it will forward it to our server which should allow it in.

Also I am not sure how the External and Local Email servers in ISPCONFIG effect all this.
Right now even with the above setup it seems I need to set all of these to External Email Server?

Any advices would be appreciated
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 5th December 2008, 13:18
till till is online now
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lüneburg, Germany
Posts: 35,756
Thanks: 821
Thanked 5,331 Times in 4,183 Posts
Default

External mailserver instructs postfix to not handle emails for this domain as a local account. The external mailserver setting does not affect DNS.
__________________
Till Brehm
--
Get ISPConfig support and the ISPConfig 3 manual from ispconfig.org.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5th December 2008, 14:13
yurtboy1 yurtboy1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 77
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Thanks Till so that means if I leave all of them set to Local

and set the MX as above it should all work out?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 6th December 2008, 13:56
falko falko is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Lüneburg, Germany
Posts: 41,701
Thanks: 1,900
Thanked 2,740 Times in 2,575 Posts
Default

The problem is that if you set it to local and try to send an email to them, it will not go to the other server, but stay on yours because Postfix thinks that it must handle that email.

If you set it to external, then Postfix will never accept emails for that domain which means that the catchAll won't work.
__________________
Falko
--
Download the ISPConfig 3 Manual! | Check out the ISPConfig 3 Billing Module!

FB: http://www.facebook.com/howtoforge

nginx-Webhosting: Timme Hosting | Follow me on:
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:31.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.