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A Tweak Setting to set the default mail exchanger for all WHM interfaces

Feature Importer shared this idea 6 years ago
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As a Reseller, I want a Tweak Setting to set the default mail exchanger for all WHM interfaces, so that the create account screen displays the default I've set in Tweak Settings.


Can we have default setting for this option not local recommended but remote or else?


In other words I'd like to see customizable default server's setting for this option.


This is a feature that has been migrated over from the cPanel Forums. All previous comments and discussions concerning this feature can be located at:

http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/mail-exchanger-auto-local-backup-remote-145717.html

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I just took a look, and unfortunately this is not possible yet, either with hooks or in the interface. I've removed this from the archive and will share it around to see if there's any more interest.

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Its shocking that this isn't already a feature. Given the number of potential configurations a host might have this should be configurable.

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We use WHM internally at our University to host/manage all our websites. Of course mail is handled by other servers, so we'd like Remote Exchanger to be the default when creating accounts, which is done automatically through WHMCS. So the feature is definitely needed.

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any update on this thread? Would love to see if "Remote" is now possible to set as the default option when creating a new account (maybe even locking it down for resellers)...

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This feature is a must. Is there any way to do this at least with hooks if this is not a planned feature?

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I just took a look, and unfortunately this is not possible yet, either with hooks or in the interface. I've removed this from the archive and will share it around to see if there's any more interest.

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wow. this NEEDS to be implemented years ago. With automation of creation of accounts from software like WHMCS and the likes. Its a nightmare when you use mail servers separate to your web servers. High availability setups (separated dns, mail and web) are the basics of today. It makes it a real pain without this basic option of default remote mx being selected.

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Yes, I agree, this feature is a must.


I just went to create a new account in WHM, and the *default* option (Local Mail Exchange) is NOT the recommended option (Automatically Detect Configuration), which doesn't make a lot of sense to me.


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So even changing this so that the default option is the recommended option... that would be an improvement. But better still would be a tweak setting so that we can choose the default option, per server, ourselves.

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Can't possibly express how much we need this. We don't ever do email hosting on the same server as web.

Needs to also make sure that the default applies to addon/alias domains automatically as well - we're usually pretty good at remembering to change it to Remote when adding a new account, but there isn't even an option when adding a secondary domain to an existing account.