RE: Exchange as a 2ndary backup mail server

  • From: "Ajoy Chundee" <ajoy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 03:48:27 -0700

Well, the problem with the isp is that when I FINGER their server to
retrieve my mail, it says "x number of messages queued", then I see
"connection reset by peer".  They are convinced that when the message
appears mail has already started dequeueing, but I am sure about this
because no new messages come in.

At least 90% of my mail arrives without incident, but I cannot see what
those other messages are.  For many other reasons, I am happy with the
ISP, it's just this one thing that is really getting my goat.

My plan is as follows: the highest priority mx record for my domain points
to my exchange server, and the next one down is the isp's backup server. 
I want to put a record in between those two that sends mail to a friend's
exchange server (different ISP) before it queues it on the isp's server.


> I've certainly got some ideas how it could be done, but I'm curious how you
> expect this to work?  If the ISP's relay server is flaky, what does that
> mean?  
> Al
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ajoy Chundee [mailto:ajoy@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 2:43 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange as a 2ndary backup mail server
> Hi all,
> Does anybody know how I can set up an Exchange 2000 server so that it
> receives mail for a specified domain using a lower priority MX record, and
> stores it until it is dequeued by another server?  My ISP's service for this
> has become very flaky, and I am trying to set this up with a colleague's own
> exchange server hosted somewhere else so he can be my backup.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ajoy.
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