Hi all. I’m on a steep learning curve as far as email goes, so please excuse if I am asking a dumb question. There are 2 parts to the question; sending and receiving.
I have 2x sites now hosted fully on CW. 1x WP site and 1x Drupal 7 site. Each has its own domain with DNS management sitting in Clouflare. The only DNS records I currently have are the A record that point to my CW server IP and then of course route internally to their respective app.
Each of my sites has a contact form and I want to configure SMTP mail for each of the sites using Elastic Email (which I have registered to my server) so that when the contact forms send a mail back to me, it is sent from the domain url of the respective app e.g. “email@example.com”.
I have SMTP modules installed on both apps, but of course I have to enter certain details and credentials, such as smtp server, port, credentials etc. Unfortunately, I am unable to find a guide to setting this up in Cloudways support. All I can find is the guide that explains how to enable Elastic Email on my server.
Second part to this is receiving email. If I wanted to have a central mail ‘portal’ that I could have all inbound mail direct to from my various domains, what is the best way to achieve this.
I am guessing I will need to sign up to a service of some sort and then create a DNS record (MX?) with details of the email service provider?
E.g. I want contact @ thisdomain com, contact @ thatdomain com to be captured within a single portal that I can access each. I am not particularly bothered about them routing to an email client (POP3?).
Anyway, any guidance or advice you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance