Forwarding: Does email actually pass through the server?

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by HMK, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. HMK

    HMK New Member

    Hello everyone
    If I set up email forwarding, e.g.,

    [email protected] -> [email protected]


    *@domain3 -> [email protected]

    1. Does the forwarded email actually PASS THROUGH my server (and so count towards my traffic quota)?

    2. Is there any way for the incoming mail to be automatically forwarded to the correct destination WITHOUT it passing through my server?

    3. Does it make any difference if the forwarding setup uses virtual domains (as discussed, for example, in Falko's Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL...)?

    Thankyou for your help.
    HMK :)
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer


    You could change the MX records for domain1 and domain3 so that they point to the domain2/domain4 servers, and then you'd have to configure the domain2/domain4 servers to accept mails for domain1 and domain3.


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