DNS SMTP Zone Question

I would like to run the website on a different box than my host. (Weird, but they are having failure.) However I would like still like to use the host SMTP so I can get there high email limits.

In the DNS I can point the website to the box I want. But configuring the SMTP will still use the host. Is that correct?
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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
SMTP depends of MX records. As I understand one server is running both (www and smtp). You want to move www to other server. Ensure what is your mx record (points to A record), and www A record (probably same), Now, change your www A record to new server. This causes smtp still point to old server but www point to new. Remember that change may be cached by DNS servers arround the world and change may require time to propagate (depends of TTL config on A record).

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