Change mail server IP in Plesk


Lets show you how to change the mail relaying IP address of a domain to something other than the main qmail IP address.

If primary mail server ip address is  blocked in any  of the spam checker sites ( eg SORBS-SPAM, BARRACUDA etc)  then there is only one solution, that is change the mail server ip address on the server.

Incase of cpanel linux servers, you can easily change the mail server ip address by editing /etc/mailips file.

In PLESK you can change the outgoing mail server ip address by using “/var/qmail/control/smtproutes” file.
1) first check the domain name which is hosted on the server by using following file

cat /var/qmail/control/rcpthosts

2) By default the “/var/qmail/control/smtproutes” file  is not present on PLESK server, you need to create it.

vi /var/qmail/control/smtproutes

3) Then add the new ip address in the following format.

4) Save the file and restart qmail

/etc/init.d/qmail restart


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