can I forward email from one domain to another purely with DNS?


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Do I really need a mail server or can I use DNS to forward email from one domain to another?

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Sorry, but no. DNS (a little fancier these days) but still is used for mapping names to IP addresses and back, and tells the internet which servers handle the email for a domain. It is not possible, purely with DNS, to create an email address forward or domain based email forwarding. A mail server somewhere needs to handle the forwarding.