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Separate web hosting and mail server (CPanel)

Currently I am having problems with email service on the same host as my website, so I decided to move whole email server to another linux DigitalOcean server but keep the domain name?

My current hosting uses CPanel, how do I host email server on my DigitalOcean Linux Droplet and how should I configure Domain Zone Settings so mails are still pointing to the domain name?

Thanks in advance!

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PL281
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@barkbomes9 

 

So

1) in regards to mail - you would have to add an A record for mail.yourdomain.com and point that to the other server and then setup your MX record to point to mail.yourdomain.com

 

2) In regards to setting up mail on a DO Droplet - you really need to refer to their documentation / help as what will need to be done / ports opened etc will be all within their system

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