EMail Hosting Help
I currently have a domain hosted on my own VPS - the top MX record is for porkbun forwarding (for a few that are just being forwarded) followed by a local MX record that handles the rest of the addresses.
What I'm trying to do is use a CPanel shared plan that I currently have (and it works well with another domain domain2.tld) to host some email addresses under my domain ([email protected]).
domain.tld uses other nameservers and points to my VPS.
domain2.tld uses the cpanel shared host's nameservers and works well with their hosted mail.
What I'm trying to do:
Have some addresses under domain.tld work with the cpanel shared host's mail hosting while not being pointed to their nameservers.
I already tried adding domain.tld as an addon domain and messing with mx records a bit on cloudflare but it didn't seem to work.
Merci. I'm a bit clueless here so if there is something I need to mention please ask.
afaik SMTP servers will always try to contact the MX server with the highest priority (lowest number). Since your top MX record is set to porkbun, email servers will always try to contact porkbun's server and only retry to the lowere priority ones when the porbun server fails to respond (this does not include user not found).
tl;dr you can only have one email service per domain.
Could you not just forward the 'some', from/via your VPS on to one or more mailboxes in the cPanel domain?
Try to work with forwarding, or use split domain routing.
Got it. This helps a ton.
So now I either stick to forwarding with my own server and handling mail myself or moving everything to the shared provider.
Unsure of what course to take, would you recommend handling mail myself or is that too big of a headache?
That's an option, but I wanted to be able to reply from the addresses themselves instead of forwarding to some other address from domain2.tld.
I'll look up split domain routing, thanks!
You can put your own VPS as the highest priority, then route the selected mail addresses to porkbun from there. I think relay maps on postfix will be your friend there.