[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

mx backup

Posted on 2011-02-24
6
Medium Priority
?
348 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am in need of a resouce of backup of my mx. If my clients mail server is down I would like all my email to go to a source where I can recover it once my server comes back up.

I have my own server in my office but I do not run exchange.  What companies supply this service or what open source software can I put on my server to facilitate. I know if I add a higher # mx record for my clients then the email will flow there until the lower value comes back up then it will transfer automatically all the emails.
0
Comment
Question by:HalCHub
[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
6 Comments
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 34969540
Mail is queued at the sending server for usually a minimum of 48 hours, is it likely the recipient server will be unavailable for this amount of time?

Sadly the priority of the MX records will not help you here, spammers will target higher value MX records and also if the lower value MX is temporarily unavailable or under load then the secondary will be used.  Ligitimate emails will then go to both MX records.

The best bet is to use a queuing facility or a 3rd party cleansing solution that will receive your emails and then forward them on to you if you think 48 hours isn't going to be long enough.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:HalCHub
ID: 34969575
do you know of any queueing facilities ?
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 34969587
0
Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:woolnoir
ID: 34969602
Ive used www.changeip.com before, it offers storage for true MX backup and can even deliver mail to an alternative port if required (usefull for those whos ISP blocks 25).

Its cheap, the support is good... cant ask for more really.
0
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
woolnoir earned 2000 total points
ID: 34969607
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Luciano Patrão
ID: 34969858
Hi

I do not know if this fits what you plan to do but I know that zoneedit have this to add into users that have domain inside.
This is not a free option, but I use this for some years for 3 domains, and work very well.

Jail
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

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

As cyber crime continues to grow in both numbers and sophistication, a troubling trend of optimization has emerged over the last year.
One-stop solution for Exchange Administrators to address all MS Exchange Server issues, which is known by the name of Stellar Exchange Toolkit.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to use PicMonkey software to customize images for a Mailchimp campaign. Picmonkey is free and simple online software which can be used by users who don’t have robust editing software such as Photoshop,…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates  how Internet marketers work with competitive analysis data, and a common task in data preparation is creating separate column for domains. You will then extract from a list of URLs.
Suggested Courses

649 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