Configure Mailgun on cPanel (Exim)
Configure Mailgun on cPanel is quite a simple task. Mailgun is an email automation service provided by Rackspace. It offers a complete cloud-based email service for sending, receiving and tracking email sent through your websites and applications.
Mailgun features are available through an intuitive RESTful API or using traditional email protocols like SMTP. It will help you to avoid the situation of detecting your email as spam in main email service providers.
This post will help you to configure Mailgun on cPanel. You can simply do it using “Exim Configuration Manager” option available on WHM. Please go to WHM > Service Configuration > Exim Configuration Manager and open the “Advanced Editor” tab.
You need to edit following sections there:
Search for “Section: AUTH” and add the following.
mailgun_login: driver = plaintext public_name = LOGIN hide client_send = : firstname.lastname@example.org : Password
Change email@example.com with your “Default SMTP Login” and Password with “Default Password”
Then, search for “Section: PREROUTERS” and add the following code.
mailgun: driver = manualroute domains = ! +local_domains transport = mailgun_transport route_list = * smtp.mailgun.org byname
Lastly, search for “Section: TRANSPORTSTART” and add the following code.
mailgun_transport: driver=smtp hosts_try_auth = smtp.mailgun.org
Save the configuration and send a test email. You can find something with *mailgun.info in the email header. Also, please note that, as this is a server wide configuration, the emails of all users on the server will relay through Mailgun.
Rackspace Cloud customers can send 50,000 emails per month for free with Mailgun’s basic plan. Mailgun is capable of integrating with postfix service, sending email through SMTP.
That’s it! Please let us know if you have any questions.
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