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How do you route a domain’s incoming mail?

Posted by Allura on 03 05 2019.

A BRIEF OVERVIEW
You can use this interface to configure how the system routes a domain’s incoming mail.For example, this interface can be used to configure the server as a backup mail exchanger, which has the ability to hold a domain’s mail until the primary mail exchanger is available.Configure Email Routing
Warning:Email Routing settings which are misconfigured can lead to disruption of your ability to receive mail. If you are not sure as to which option to choose, it is advised that you contact your system administrator or hosting provider.If you want to configure how your server routes mail for a domain, you have to perform the following steps:Firstly, you have to select the domain you want from the menu. The system will automatically select a domain if it is the only existing one on your cPanel account.
Secondly, you have to select one of the following options under Configure Email Routing:Automatically Detect Configuration—    The following criteria is…

A BRIEF OVERVIEW

You can use this interface to configure how the system routes a domain’s incoming mail.

For example, this interface can be used to configure the server as a backup mail exchanger, which has the ability to hold a domain’s mail until the primary mail exchanger is available.

Configure Email Routing

Warning:

Email Routing settings which are misconfigured can lead to disruption of your ability to receive mail. If you are not sure as to which option to choose, it is advised that you contact your system administrator or hosting provider.

If you want to configure how your server routes mail for a domain, you have to perform the following steps:

  1. Firstly, you have to select the domain you want from the menu. The system will automatically select a domain if it is the only existing one on your cPanel account.
  2. Secondly, you have to select one of the following options under Configure Email Routing:
  • Automatically Detect Configuration—    The following criteria is used to configure the email routing settings:
    • Local Mail Exchanger— The lowest numbered mail exchanger will point to an IP address on this server.
    • Backup Mail Exchanger— The lowest numbered mail exchanger will point to an IP address which is not on this server.
    • Remote Mail Exchanger— No mail exchangers will point to an IP address on this server.

Note:

It should be remembered that automatic detection will not occur if the configured Mail Exchange (MX) records do not resolve.

  • Local Mail Exchanger— The server will always accept mail for this domain. The mail would be delivered to the local mailbox by the system.

Note:

It should be noted that if your server uses smart hosts or another gateway service to filter mail, only then can you choose this option.

  • Backup Mail Exchanger— The server primarily functions as a backup mail exchanger. The system will hold mail for this domain till the time a lower number mail exchanger becomes available.

Note:

It should be noted that if you want to point to the appropriate exchanger then you must configure the primary MX record.

  • Remote Mail Exchanger— The server will not be able to accept mail for this domain. The system will send all mail for this domain to the lowest numbered mail exchanger.

Note:

It should be noted that if you want to point to the appropriate exchanger then you must configure the primary MX record.

  1. Finally, click on Change.

Concluding thoughts

This review details on the process of routing a domain’s incoming mail.