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MY ISP will not MX Records

Hi there,

Our ISP has told us that they are not supporting MX records anymore so we are forced into getting our emails sent to us by pop mail which is not ideal at all... We dont want to change hosts due to our website requirements.  How can we setup so that our emails can be delivered by SMTP direct to our exchange server without making any major host changes??
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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
It should be possible to have a separate dns provider (next to an isp). Perhaps that's an option?
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philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
but will that mean a change in nameservers...???
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ShrColCommented:
Yes it would, then use the third parties name servers. This may well be your only option.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Yes nameservers are the key to this. You ISP can host what they like but you need a nameserver that you can manage your own records on. Just move the name registration to somebody like 1 and 1
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philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
but wont this affect the location of the where the website will be stored..??
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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
No, if your isp is hosting them they remain there. The only thing that changes is who is doing the name to IP resolution (simply put).
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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
We're talking about three thing here:
1) ISP: internet access
2) Hosting: websites
3) DNS hosting: name resolution

These three can (in theory) be taking care of by three separate companies if necessary.
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philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
thats great, well in that case I need just 3) sorting by some business level DNS company so that I can control mail and 2) to stay put where it is.... which dns service would you recommend for a small business..?
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Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
Welllllll...

You're in England? Not to familiar with DNS providers over there (I'm on the continent myself). A google might help :)
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
It all sounds simple and if done correctly can be done with no loss of any service. BUT it's not something to undertake lightly.
You need to find a new Domain hosting company to move your domain hosting to ( NOT WEB )
You then need to get your domain moved from your current location to the new domain host
You need to add ALL records for your WWW, MX and whatever else you have records in DNS for INTO the new hosting companies DNS

You then wait and prey :P

Somebody like 1and1 is a good call. or Godaddy etc.
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philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
thank you for your help
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