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Mar 31, 2008

I have a situation with a client who wants to keep their current hosting provider for email, but switch their web hosting to a new host. I have recommended downtownhost to them, and explained that we could set up an mx entry to point to their old host for email forwarding.

They came back and suggested keeping their current ISP to manage the DNS entry to forward all http requests to DTH, so that mail does not need to pass through DTH.

I'm not a hosting whiz so I hope I explained this correctly. I was looking for some advice on:

a) does their solution make sense?

b) why would you want to do things this way?

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