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Re: Setting up a Backup Mail Server



On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 09:45 -0400, Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> Hello,
> I have my own domain, let's say: myrealname.org. I already set up a mail 
> server (mail.myrealname.org) and MX record for that domain, with MX = 10 and 
> it works just fine.
> 
> What I need help is with the following. 
> I want to setup a backup mail server with MX = 20, so in case the main mail 
> server is down, the backup mail server will collect the incoming mail. The 
> backup mail server, let's call it myothermachine.org is on another network. 
> How do I set up the backup mail server (using sendmail) to do the following

You may want to think about that since backup mx is a spam magnet. These
days servers re-try for long enough durations to eliminate the need for
backup mx.
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