How do I point a subdomain to an external site?

I’d like to avoid running a mail server myself, so I will be setting up our mail using Zoho. Instead of going to directly, I would like to go to I’ve been trying with a CNAME record in my DNS settings, but so far no luck. How should I do this?

Thanks in advance, Francis

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if you’re paid user you just need to point your to using CNAME record.

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Could you setup a .htaccess in the sub-domain folder to redirect the sub-domain to the URL. This should work

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301,NC]

I don’t think you can set this up in the DNS Zone.