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basic forward only email server

Discussion in 'System Administration' started by Shmee, May 8, 2015.

  1. Shmee

    Shmee New Member

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    I'm wondering how difficult it would be to create a basic forward only email server.

    No storage of the emails, just allow me to create forwarders like user@centmindomain.com to -> user@gmail.com
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, try Zoho.
     
  4. redbird

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    Just found this solution elsewhere:

    Step 1: Signup for a free account in mailgun.com

    Step 2: Log into your account in Mailgun and add a domain from the top menubar. Once your domain is added, you will see that mailgun gives you a few MX records and TXT records to be added for your domain, for both successful email forwarding and verification of the domain.

    Step 3: Now go to your domain's DNS panel and add those MX records and TXT records provided by Mailgun.

    Step 4: This is the final step. Log into your Mailgun account and go to Routes section from the top menu. Now add as many routes as you want. For example, if your domain is example.com and you want all the mails sent to hello@example.com to be forwarded to doctor@who.com then create a route like this screenshot, and you are done :)



    Domain registrar email forwarding (like namecheap) is nice but it only works if you use their dns servers. We use cloudflare dns so it won't work ( but the solution above might be just fine


    Update: just found a more detailed instruction (including gmail setup):
    Mail Forwarding With Mailgun and CloudFlare
     
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  5. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Interesting approach, never thought of doing it that way !