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Email Routing Setup Guide

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The following guide will outline the fundamentals of how you can use Email Routing for DNS2Go and explain configurations to implement the service in your environment. This document, Knowledge Based Articles, and the Help information in the Mail Manager are available for assistance with your Email Routing service.

Email Routing with an Email Server

Email Routing can be used to store all of your messages, and then you may download or dequeue them using your existing mail server. Benefits of using the service in this environment include:

  • If your mail server goes offline, we will collect all of your messages for you. Once you come back Online you may retrieve them from the DNS2Go email servers. Email Routing will ensure that you never lose a message should you lose Internet connectivity or experience issues on your mail server that prevent you from receiving email.
  • Filtering all of your email for viruses and spam using Email Routing. Simply configure your mail server to NOT be Online on port 25, and all of the messages sent to your domain are collected on the DNS2Go email servers. You may then retrieve these messages from the DNS2Go email servers at any interval you designate. Email Routing will offload the data scanning responsibilities from your primary mail server, ensuring a higher level of security and preserving your bandwidth.

To use DNS2Go with your mail server under one of these usage scenarios, you must simply select Enable Email Service for your domain in your DNS2Go Account Manager, then select Email Routing. The DNS2Go email servers will then be set to the second and third MX records for your domain, with the primary MX record set to your current external IP address using DNS2Go. So, if your mail server is not accessible on port 25, we will be collecting your email. If your mail server is Online, you will be collecting your mail.

Messages may be retrieved from the DNS2Go email servers using the ETRN, ATRN or POP3 protocols. POP3 is configured per your email server’s requirements. You will be collecting messages from the mail server: mail.dns2go.com, using your existing Email Routing account details. There are DNS2Go Knowledge Based Articles available that describe the ETRN and ATRN protocols.

ETRN https://support.deerfield.net/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=264&nav=0,12,13

ATRN https://support.deerfield.net/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=262&nav=0,12,13

Email Routing without an Email Server

Email Routing can be used for Email Hosting. In this usage scenario, all email sent to your domain is collected on the DNS2Go Email Servers. You may then either collect your messages using your favorite email client (e.g., Outlook, Eudora, etc.), and send messages through the DNS2Go email servers or your ISPs mail servers, or access the DNS2Go WebMail client from any Internet browser and send and receive messages (similar to Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail). You may also create separate user accounts for your domain (e.g., john@mydomain.dns2go.com, sally@mydomain.dns2go.com, etc.).

You may also use Email Routing as an Email Forwarding service, forwarding messages sent to your domain name to an existing email address. For example, any message sent to mydomain.dns2go.com is forwarded to john@isp.com, or any message sent to john@mydomain.dns2go.com is forwarded to john@isp.com.

- Email Hosting:

Once email routing is enabled, all messages sent to your domain are collected on the DNS2Go email servers. You may then create separate user accounts for your domain in your Mail Manager.

To access your accounts via WebMail simply login to the following website with the appropriate domain or account details: http://webmail.d2gmail.com/index.html. If all of your email is collected on the same account for your domain, simply enter your domain name in the User Name field and your Email Routing password in the Password field. If you have created separate accounts for different users, enter the user name and password you established in the Mail Manager.

To access your accounts via your POP3 email client (e.g., Outlook, Eudora, etc.), enter the following information in the appropriate fields. The exact instructions to set up accounts will vary according to your specific email client’s requirements.

Incoming/POP3 email: enter mail.dns2go.com

Outgoing/SMTP email: enter either your ISP’s SMTP server information, or if you choose to send email through the DNS2Go email servers, enter mail.dns2go.com. However, if you are using the DNS2Go email servers for sending email, you must enable SMTP authentication in your email client or you will not be able to send messages. The password for SMTP authentication will be the same as your Email Routing password.

Account Name: enter the actual email address that you will be collecting email for. If you have created an account such as jeff@mydomain.com, this is what you will enter. If you are collecting messages for the catch-all account (e.g., all of the messages sent to your domain that aren’t sent to a specific user), enter mydomain.com@mydomain.com.

Password: if you are collecting messages for an individual user account, this password is created manually per account in the Mail Manager. If you are collecting messages for the catch-all account, enter the Email Routing Password.

- Email Forwarding: Enabling this option will forward messages sent to individual email accounts, or the catch-all account, to an existing email address. To enable Email Forwarding, login to the Mail Manager at: http://mail.dns2go.com/index.html. Click on the applicable account under “Users”. Under the “Delivery” option, select “Remote Address”. Enter the email address that you would like your messages sent to. .



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Article ID: 263
Created On: Aug 19, 2004 01:41 PM

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