Forwarding POP/SMTP server addresses to other Mail servers

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This is my first post here. Hoping for a good response!

I am currently offering hosting to my customers, but rather than run my own server I have a large hosting account with a big company and am reselling portions of that to my customers. The only problem with this is that when they setup their email accounts, they have to put into outlook pop.thebigcompanyIbuyfrom.com and not pop.mycompany.com. Is there a way to setup a domain such as mycompany.com so that they aren't exposed to the domain of the company I buy from at all?

I imagine it can't be as easy as just setting up a regular domain forward. But if is that's great!!!!

Thanks in advance.

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Hello Jarrod,

This is all in the manner in which your reseller provider sets up their servers - more specifically, in the manner in which they set up the various aliases for their resellers.

Ideally, your customers should use something along the lines of mail.yourcustomersdomain.com (or pop.yourcustomersdomain.com) for each of their domains.

I would contact your hosting provider and see what they have in place to help protect your anonymity...
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I would think it should be as simple as some DNS changes;
mail IN A <IP of mail server>
<domain name> IN MX mail.<domain name>

And of course have 'mail' listening on both 25 and 110.

Unless I misunderstand the question?
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Hey guys thanks for the help but I actually found a solution that seems to be working fine right now.

I checked out dyndns.org and they offer some free dns services.

I activated two static dns services, one for pop and one for smtp.
I put the ip address of the respective servers in for the destination and then created my own domain for them. So my customers put in the domain I created and it will route it to the big company's servers. Should work great as long as the ip's of their servers don't change.

Thanks a lot for the tips!
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Unless I misunderstand the question?


Nope - I think you hit it bang on :)

Still dont think a reseller should need to utilize custom DNS records to accomplish this :)

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