How to host web site / email on 2 different servers
Posted on 2008-10-24
I've recently started renting a dedicated server, and have a client who we have developed a new web site for.
The new site will be hosted on our dedicated server, but the client wishes to maintain control of their email because they have a dedicated email server within their premises. The smtp functionality in IIS hasn't been activated because so far its not been needed.
Can anyone explain how I create this configuration?? My server control panel lets me create MX records etc for domains, but it says an MX record cannot be an IP address, which is how I thought it would work. How is this usually done when a dedicated email server exists? I've never done this so don't know. Am I correct in thinking that ALL email for this domain would come through my server then redirect to their email server?
Please note that they do not have a seperate subdomain for email; all emails go to firstname.lastname@example.org