troubleshooting Question

DNS settings at the registrar for proper failover

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I have setup my DNS entries at the registrar the following way.  What I would like to achieve is to have a proper failover not just for the web, e-mail delivery & receipts (SMTP), but also for the pop3 clients.  Could you please help me which one setting is preffered or any other suggestions:

A (Host)  
Host      Points To                            TTL
@      69.180.6.6                           1 Hour
@      24.126.181.62      1 Hour
mail      69.180.6.6                           1 Hour
mail2      24.126.181.62      1 Hour

CNAMES (Aliases)  
Host            Points To                            TTL
ftp            @            1 Hour
webmail            @             1 Hour
www            @            1 Hour
www.webmail      @            1 Hour    

MX (Mail Exchange)  
Priority      Host      Goes To            TTL
0      @      mail.sssconsulting.net      1 Hour    
10      @      mail2.sssconsulting.net      1 Hour

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A (Host)  
Host      Points To                           TTL
@      69.180.6.6                           1 Hour
@      24.126.181.62      1 Hour
mail      69.180.6.6                           1 Hour
mail      24.126.181.62      1 Hour

CNAMES (Aliases)  
Host            Points To                           TTL
ftp            @            1 Hour
webmail            @             1 Hour
www            @            1 Hour
www.webmail      @            1 Hour    

MX (Mail Exchange)  
Priority      Host      Goes To            TTL
0      @      mail.sssconsulting.net      1 Hour    

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
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