Email Routing Setup Guide
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.
Additional Email Routing technical support questions are answered in the DNS2Go
Email Routing Support
To enable the evaluation version of Email Routing simply Signup
a new DNS2Go evaluation account. You will receive an Email Routing evaluation
registration email soon after signup. The DNS2Go email servers will then be set
to the second and third MX records for your domain name, with the primary MX
record set to your current external IP address using DNS2Go. So, if you are NOT
running an email server that is accessible on port 25, your email will be
collected on the DNS2Go email servers. If you are running an email server that
is accessible on port 25, you will be collecting your mail.
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.
Messages may be retrieved from the DNS2Go email servers using the ETRN, ATRN
or POP3 protocols. POP3 is configured per your email servers 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
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.,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
or any message sent to email@example.com is forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
To access your accounts via WebMail simply login to the following
website with the appropriate domain or account details: http://webmail.d2gmail.com.
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
Incoming/POP3 email: enter mail.dns2go.com
Outgoing/SMTP email: enter either your ISPs 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 email@example.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 arent sent to a
specific user), enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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://manage.d2gmail.net:83.
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.