I add a second server (windows 2000) and load exchange 5.5, what are the steps to add this server to the network and not have mail delivered to it, I am just adding a second SMTP server in case the first one fails. 2. and how can I set it up so the second SMTP server will only come into play if the first one fails. I am afraid to add this server and start the IMS and mess up the production end. I have configured a a record so when I start the IMS service, I don't want mail going to it. My senior guy is also afraid, and wants to see some type of docs. to verify this will not happen. This second server si just a SMTP delivery server to our mail server.