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Posted on 2004-10-22
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Simple question.

If I set my MX Records to 2 IP Addresses..

10.0.0.1 with Priority 10
10.0.0.2 with Priority 20

Will Both servers receive the emails?  I am curious about this??
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    by:CTS123
    10.0.0.1 with Priority 10
    10.0.0.2 with Priority 10

    I am sorry i meant this.
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    no they will not,
    first one will be taken, even if priority is the same
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    by:karel_jespers
    the mx record with the lowest priority will be taken,
    when more records have the same priority only one will be taken, in case this doesn't work the next lowes priority (in this case also 10) will be taken
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    by:crissand
    ...the 10.0.0.2 will receive anything only if 10.0.0.1 is down.
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    by:karel_jespers
    in case this doesn't <=
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    by:crissand
    right!
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    by:CTS123
    Thank you everyone for you responses. I spent a good 2 days researching this matter and found that if the company hosting your MX records is capable of doing it its possible.  The same priority level is possible of the company can support it.   It is done for purposes of load balancing.
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    by:karel_jespers
    tks and good luck
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