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Migrating domain over to new server

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by isaiahsl, Mar 9, 2017.

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  1. isaiahsl

    isaiahsl Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, I have a problem here which I'm having difficulty solving.

    We have a domain hosted on another company's exchange server. We've got about 40 e-mail addresses for that domain. My boss wants to move some of those e-mail addresses over to Gmail using google apps, and leave the rest. He doesn't care if it's smart or practical to do so, it's what he wants.

    Is it possible?
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    It is not possible
    You can move all the email addresses over by moving the domain to google aps /gmail. You can't just move a few over and leave others where they are.
    I will briefly explain why.

    When a user sends an email to an email address, the computer/server sending it looks up the MX record to see which mail server deals with email for that entire domain. Unfortunately you cannot set a MX record for individual email accounts, only the entire domain.

    The only way to do what your boss wants is to create Gmail accounts for each individual email address he wants on Gmail, then forward all emails for those accounts from the original server to gmail

    So if he has [email protected] he has to create [email protected] and forward [email protected] to [email protected]
     
  3. isaiahsl

    isaiahsl Thread Starter

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    Thank you! I let him know and I think we're going to try to migrate everything over. Appreciate the help very much.
     
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