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How do I forward mail offsite to a locally hosted domain?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by cbtrussell, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. cbtrussell

    cbtrussell Guest

    Our clients do not use Plesk for e-mail (POP/SMTP) services - for those clients that require Windows based hosting, we setup their web space on a Plesk Windows 2003 box (7.0.3) and setup mail services on a separate Linux box. It's easier to support that way.

    We have run into one problem I am hoping you all can help with:

    Let's say there are 2 domains on the Plesk box, domain A and domain B.

    A form on domain A generates an email that should be sent to a user on domain B.

    When domain A generates that message, MailEnable attempts to deliver it to domain B on the same box because it thinks it's a local domain. Delivery fails of course, because email services aren't actually configured for domain B on the Plesk box.

    Put another way, I want MailEnable to use DNS to lookup where it should route mail for domain B, not just assume that because domain B's web space is hosted on the same local box, that it's mail should be delivered there.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you!

  2. cbtrussell

    cbtrussell Guest

    Nevermind - found it.

    For future reference, use the Smarthosts feature.


    Post Offices > domain.com > Domains > domain.com > properties

    I enabled smarthosts, set the domain mail to be forwarded to mail.domain.com (which is located on the Linux box) and all is well.