How do I point a subdomain to an external site?

July 22, 2015 1.5k views
Email DNS

I'd like to avoid running a mail server myself, so I will be setting up our mail using Zoho.
Instead of going to https://www.zoho.com/mail/login.html directly, I would like to go to zoho.mydomain.com.
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

1 comment
  • if you're paid user you just need to point your mail.yourdomain.com to business.zoho.com using CNAME record.

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2 Answers

if you're paid user you just need to point your mail.yourdomain.com to business.zoho.com using CNAME record.

Check Here

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} ^zoho.mydomain.com [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.zoho.com/mail/login.html$1 [L,R=301,NC]

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

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