Why change email server location?
I noticed that I can change my email server location from my.example.com to *.example.com. Can someone explain to me why I would want to do this and what the benefits are and also what the cons would be? I don’t quite get the point of email server location?
This is mostly cosmetic, some admins prefer for example to use mail.example.com, especially if they migrated to Cloudron while the previous mail service was using a different domain. This makes it smoother for already configured mail clients.
@bigbucketboy for example Thunderbird always looks up the
mail.*subdomain when trying to auto configure everything.
If you use
my.*it (afair) fails to auto setup.
So basically it could be argued there is some UX involved.
afair = as far as I remember
@BrutalBirdie that made sense why I had to fill out all form on client email..
Okay great. So there really isn’t a con to this or any extra setup I would need to do to change this? When we change the name does that also mean I would go to mail.example.com to access my email?
necrevistonnezr last edited by
When we change the name does that also mean I would go to mail.example.com to access my email?
If you mean is that the correct IMAP / SMTP server in that case? yes.
If by "access" you mean a webmailer, you have to pick one of the webmailers in the appstore (Roundcube, SoGo, Rainloop, SnappyMail...).
jdaviescoates last edited by
@necrevistonnezr Great! Thanks for your guys help. It’s much appreciated.