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Mail Server Forwarding

How Mail Server Forwarding Works

DNS Made Easy email server forwarding service allows you to forward email from a single domain to a different email server on any available port. This can be useful if your ISP is blocking incoming port 25 and you are unable to receive email on your own mail server. DNS Made Easy will accept the email for your domain and forward it to your email server on any port you configure. We will provide you with additional MX records that will store and forward the email to the appropriate server.

How is Mail Server Forwarding Configured

To configure MSF, add your domain within the DNS Made Easy control panel as well as the mail server host name and port you would like your email delivered to on the destination server. You can then change your MX records to use DNS Made Easy’s mail server forwarding servers and you are ready to accept mail on your system. This service will also work with dynamic IP’s using the DNS Made Easy Dynamic DNS solution.

NOTE: DNS Made Easy DNS Service is not required to use our Mail Server Forwarding Services. You can add the appropriate MX records for your domain on any system.

Quotas and Limitations

  • Each domain is allowed up to 1 GB or 100,000 messages in queue
  • Each domain is allowed to transfer 10 GB of email per month

Pricing: $18.95 per Domain per Year

  • Forward Email Server to Server
  • 24/7 Support Included
  • Use Non-standard Ports
  • Unlimited Messages per Day
  • 1000 MB per Day
  • 1000 MB Max Queued
  • Service for 1 Domain


Additional Documentation

The DNS Made Easy back-up email service is not an anti-spam service. However, we do perform simple email checking to help prevent spammers from using our emails servers as an open relay to your mail servers.

  • Verify the server sending the email has correct reverse DNS configured.
  • Check to make sure the “from” mail address is valid.
  • Check to make sure the email headers are properly formatted.
  • Utilize Greylisting*
  • Utilize the Spamhaus RBL as well as an internal RBL.

*Greylisting is a simple method of defending electronic mail users against e-mail spam. It is the best way of blocking most spam without using content filters, which can cause false positives. In short, a mail transfer agent that uses greylisting will “temporarily reject” (a 450 error code) any email from a sender it does not recognize. If the mail is legitimate, the originating server will try again to send it later usually within a few minutes, at which time the destination will accept it. If the mail is from a spammer, it will not be retried so the spam will not be relayed through our systems and on to your mail server.