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I want to set up a mail server that collects in coming mail when our primary server is down.  Does anyone know of any cheap or free software that does this?
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Some ISP's offer secondary mail spooling as a service.  Have you talked to your ISP?
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Yes, and they just discontinued that service.  
Why is it that they can do it but I can't?
Does it need to be on UNIX?
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No, Exchange can act as a spooler for another domain.  SendMail is just cheaper.  Free that is.
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Webjay, one option is to use the free M$ product EMWAC IMS.. I can vouch for its functionality & performance.. It is great, legal & free.. After head office mandated exchange was to be the one & only internet mail app (at the time), they told M$ Europe to sell it to the highest bidder. They did & it sells for over 4K U.S in its present encarnation. (Rocklife). We have several customers still using emwac IMS & have been doing so for several years (no problems)...
-The point Im trying to make is about its reliability...Its rock solid.
-So, you could create a second lower priority MX record for the internet zone, point that to the Emwac IMS server.. Have Emwac forward all mail to the Exchange server... I cant think of any reason why this wouldnt work out...
Downlaod & details here..
http://www.five-ten-sg.com/util/html/ims.htm

-Incase you want to install it on a 2000 machine...Read this first for some fixes..
http://www1.sica.com/IMS/

-If you seriously concider going this route I can help you out as I know emac like t.b.o.m.h

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You might look at MDAEMON.  http://www.mdaemon.net
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MDaemon looks okay.  I am trying to figure out how to set what I want it to do up.  Any tips?
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