Moving email accounts out to a new email host

Hi, I need an urgent help. I have a web hosting account with all my webpagaes, database and email accounts. The email accounts are not very reliable (missing packets,very slow sometimes -  the squirrel webmail doesn't uload the attachments, etc).  I have 8 email accounts with the current webhost and I decided to move them to a separate server - dediacated email hosting like,,, etc). I really need something reliable.  I have read something about DNS zones, editing MX records and adding "A" entry - honestly  I'm a little bit confused. I have VPS webhosting, my WHM panel shows DNS section with all that stuff(MX records, "A" entry etc.) and my domain is registered with 1and1 - there is no possibility to change anything expect the nameservers which are curently set up  to point to my VPS hosting account.
Now, could you please advise me how to move all my email accounts out to a new email host provider?

Thank you very much.
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I use Microsoft Custom Domains (it's essentially Hotmail with your own domain).  Check it out at:

Once you signup for free, they give you what you need to put in for the MX record.  That is all you need to change with 1and1.  Change that, use the verify button on the site and start creating your e-mail addresses.

It's very simple.  There is a 2 line text ad on any outgoing message, unless you signup for MSN Premium.

You can read their blog at:

janimeAuthor Commented:
As I said there is no option to modify any MX records with 1and1. Just Nameservers - that's it. I want to keep my current hosting. AllI ineed is to move out my 8 email accounts - I'm willing to pay for that (and I want to) - this way I will feel more assured that I'm gonna get something more RELIABLE and FASTER (I really need 100% email hosting). I still want to have emails wit  "" extension. I need some guide on how to properly set up DNS records. I have already opened an account with an email hosting provider - I got my MX data, and all the info but I haven't done that before so I need someone to help me out and walk me thorugh that.
If you know what your MX records should be with your new email hosting provider, you can follow 1and1's instructions for changing them here:

Although I don't have a 1and1 account, their instructions look fairly easy.

Best of luck!
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janimeAuthor Commented:
I only have a basic domain hosting with them - there is no mail setup otion available. I do not know how to put stress on that part - once again - No Mail Server(MX) records. But thank you anyways - by now I found the way how to do it - I found the DNS section on my VPS hosting and updated the records according to instructions for my email host. Everything works fine now:)
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