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I have bought a domain name and some email hosting from a company (PurpleCloud).

I want to get my email hosting from another company. (Fastmail). I don't care who I register my domain with. (it's a .co.uk if that makes a difference.)

What do I need to do to achieve this? Do I buy the email hosting and use some control panel at the new provider? Or is there a combination of to-and-fro between different panels at both providers?

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possible duplicate of How do I leave mail at the registrar while serving the web from host? –  Su' Oct 20 '11 at 17:46
    
@su' In the other question the mail stays the same and the hosting moves. In this question the mail moves, so I think they aren't duplicate. –  paulmorriss Oct 21 '11 at 9:34
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  1. New e-mail provider give you management interface and IP(s) of receiver(s) for your domain
  2. You change MX record(s) in your domain, probably - correct SPF-data for it
  3. Add users in control panel of email-hoster
  4. Change POP|SMTP servers in e-mail clients

Have fun

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