Two Servers and Two Sets of Email Addresses

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by yurtboy1, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. yurtboy1

    yurtboy1 New Member

    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 (

    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
    --Hostname blank
    --Prio 50
    --MailServer Theirs

    --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
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    External mailserver instructs postfix to not handle emails for this domain as a local account. The external mailserver setting does not affect DNS.
  3. yurtboy1

    yurtboy1 New Member

    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?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    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. :(

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