Can I use an external email server?

In the control panel, the MX Entry Maintenance option allows you to choose where your email gets delivered.  There are four options:

   1) Automatic - the system will attempt to determine from the existing DNS MX record where your email should be delivered
   2) Local - this means that your email will be delivered to the server your account is hosted on
   3) Backup - this means that your email will be delivered to an external server, however, if it is unavailable, it will be stored locally until it is restored
   4) External - here you can define an external server to deliver your email to - note that the server you define here must be configured to accept mail for your domain

If you wish to use an external email server, then use the "Add New Record" form to enter the address of the server.

  • 1 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Problems with Thunderbird and IMAP

If you are having problems with Thunderbird and IMAP connections, specifically hang-ups while...

Howto: Reduce Spam using SpamAssassin Bayesian filters in cPanel

Introduction While this article is intended to demonstrate how to train and use Bayesian filters...

What is Other Usage on disk usage page?

Within the Cpanel disk usage page, your will see an "Other Usage" listing and you may be...

How to create an email alias in cpanel

To create an alias for an email address, use the E-Mail Forwarders option in the Email Management...

Name server change and crossover traffic during propagation

During the change of Name servers, DNS is cached at all DNS servers until the TTL (time to live)...