?
Solved

Email failover plan ... help???

Posted on 2004-04-26
3
Medium Priority
?
265 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
ok - need advise. i am not sure what i am trying to do is possible but
anyone, someone, pls advise...

we have a exchange server in the office, we are currently subscribed to two
broadband services, with different ISPs. i was thinking whether it is
possible to add both the broadbands' router as gateways in the mail server?
what i would like to have is a backup broadband to receive emails in the
event the first one is down....i have added a MX record to point to the
secondary broadband.

also, remote users to be able to retrieve their e-mails via pop3 by pointing
to the secondary broadband, in the event the first one is down?

advise pls...thanks
0
Comment
Question by:chbin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
bwinzenz earned 200 total points
ID: 10920636
Without going into great detail (because not a lot of detail was provided), as long as both routers have rules to forward smtp (port 25) and/or other services (such as POP3, IMAP) to the Exchange server's internal IP, you don't need to do anything for inbound mail.  What you would need to do for outbound access is simply add another default gateway with a different cost (metric) to the server.  If you go into the IP address properties, you will notice that the first gateway typically has a metric of 1.  You should be able to add the other router with a metric of say, 2.  That way, if the first gateway is down, it should re-route outbound through the second one.  Of course, this should be tested to make sure that it works correctly.

Ben
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Check out this step-by-step guide for using the newly updated Experts Exchange mobile app—released on May 30.
There are times when we need to generate a report on the inbox rules, where users have set up forwarding externally in their mailbox. In this article, I will be sharing a script I wrote to generate the report in CSV format.
To show how to generate a certificate request in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Certificates…
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 17 hours left to enroll

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question