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Use the 1&1 Control Panel to Manage Your Server's E-mail

For Dynamic Cloud Servers, Windows and Linux Dedicated Servers, and VPS packages.

Learn how to alter the DNS settings in order to create and manage e-mail accounts using the 1&1 Control Panel as opposed to managing a custom mail server on the server.

By default, the mail settings for a server are configured to route mail to the dedicated server and therefore expect that a mail system is set up and running on the server itself. For those who do not wish to take on the responsibility of configuring and maintaining a mail server themselves, there is an option to route mail to the 1&1 Mail Servers and manage e-mail addresses through the Control Panel.

Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Click Domain Center from the Domains panel.
Domains > Domain Center
Domains > Domain Center

Step 3
Click the arrow icon next to the domain in question to display list of domain options. Domain overview
Domain overview
Step 4
Select Edit DNS Settings.
Domain overview
Domain overview
Step 5
Here under Advanced DNS Settings choose 1&1 mail server and click the OK button.
Edit DNS settings menu
Edit DNS settings menu

As with all DNS changes, it may take up to one hour before the changes are recognized by all servers/computers on the Internet.

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