I would like to find out exactly how to have my email accounts be separately hosted from my website.
Here is my scenario:
I purchased a domain from netfirms with a free email account attached.
I however already have a webhosting account with micfo and my entire site is already uploaded and functional there.
The person that I am building the site for however, prefers the ease of use of the netfirms email account but doesn't want to host the account there.
I should add that I have a cgi form that will use the site's email address to post all the data collected in the form.
How do I host at micfo with the domain name (purchased at netfirms) pointing to it, while having all the email sent via the form or through normal emailing routed to the netfirms email account?
If I change my domain's nameservers from netfirms to micfo will that affect the email account at netfirms (in terms of mail received from the site's cgi form and other sources)?
Yes I have access to the DNS records on the domain name (which registered at netfirms). All the DNS and MX records currently point to netfirms.
I want my domain name to point to a subdomain in my account at micfo.
I know that the usual way to do that is to go to the DNS section of my domain name's account at netfirms and change the nameservers from netfirms to micfo. (As well as configuring my micfo account).
However, I am concerned that if I do this the email functionality will also be transfered to micfo. and of course I want to keep the email account at netfirms.