MX Record Configuration
freaknetboy at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 30 20:47:22 UTC 2006
--- jerryyang_la1 at yahoo.com wrote:
> I currently have my MX records set as:
> mail.domain.com. 5
> mail2.domain.com. 10
> mx0.123-reg.co.uk. 15
> mx1.123-reg.co.uk. 20
> This seems to work well, delivering email to my server (mail) and using
> my ISP (mail2) as a backup. My ISP only spools the email, it doesn't
> host it as such.
> I'm thinking of changing this, and would like to know if there is any
> issue using "post.domain.com." instead of using "mail.domain.com." Is
> there any issue using POST in an MX Record..
> I have a few issues with hosting my own email server, if my server or
> dsl goes down it takes a while for my ISP to spool it to me once my
> server is back.
> My ISP can host my email, to do this they would need to become MAIL. If
> I do this, I could become POST. My aim would be for Post to have a
> priority of 5 and Mail10.
If POST is your server, and you want MAIL to be primary MX hosted by your ISP,
then I think you want MAIL to be preference of 5 and POST preference of 10.
As you mention below, POST will POP3 email from MAIL.
Yes, you can do this.
HTH -- Chris
> This way if my server goes down, my isp will get the email, but not as
> a backup server as an actual host. I can set my server to then check
> for any email using normal POP3.
> Would this work OK, having 2 different hosts. ??
> Many Thanks
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