Title: Split Delivery in Email: Setup Guide for Google Workspace and cPanel Hosting
Split delivery in email is a configuration that allows emails sent to a domain to be delivered to multiple email systems or servers. This is particularly useful for organizations transitioning between email services or using multiple email service providers. In this article, we'll discuss the concept of split delivery and guide you through setting it up for Google Workspace and cPanel hosting.
Understanding Split Delivery:
In a split delivery setup, when an email is sent to a recipient within a domain, the receiving mail server checks its routing configuration to determine which email system or server should receive the email. This enables organizations to manage multiple email systems simultaneously, such as during a migration from one email service provider to another, or to accommodate different departments within a company using different email systems.
Setting Up Split Delivery for Google Workspace and cPanel Hosting:
Step 1: Configure Google Workspace
1. Log in to your Google Workspace admin account.
2. Click on "Apps" > "Google Workspace" > "Gmail" > "Advanced settings."
3. Scroll down to the "Routing" section and click on "Configure" next to "Inbound gateway."
4. Enter the IP address or hostname of your cPanel mail server (e.g., mail.yourdomain.com) in the "Gateway IPs" field.
5. Check the "Require TLS for connections from the email gateways listed above" box if you want to enforce TLS encryption for incoming emails.
6. Click "Save."
Step 2: Configure cPanel Hosting
1. Log in to your cPanel account on your hosting provider's website.
2. Click on "Email" > "Email Routing" or "MX Entry."
3. Make sure your domain's email routing is set to "Local Mail Exchanger" or "Automatically Detect Configuration."
4. In the "MX Records" section, add a new MX record with the following details:
- Priority: Assign a higher priority (lower number) than the existing records, such as 5.
- Destination: Enter "ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM," which is Google Workspace's primary mail server.
5. Click "Add New Record" or "Save" to apply the changes.
Step 3: Verify Email Routing
1. Send a test email to a user's email address hosted on Google Workspace. The email should be delivered to the user's Google Workspace inbox.
2. Send a test email to a user's email address hosted on your cPanel server. The email should be delivered to the user's cPanel email inbox.
By following these steps, you should have successfully set up split delivery for Google Workspace and cPanel hosting. Now, emails sent to your domain will be routed to the appropriate email system based on the user's email address.
Split delivery is an essential feature for organizations transitioning between email systems or using multiple email services. By configuring split delivery for Google Workspace and cPanel hosting, you can ensure a smooth email experience for your users during migration or accommodate different departments using different email systems.