Redundant Mail System Suggestions

Johnny Stork stork at
Tue Nov 27 18:51:59 GMT 2007

They will be in the same location, and connected to seperate UPS's but 
same office power connections to the wall

UxBoD wrote:
> Good point Richard I had not considered that.  Also are the servers going to be in disperate locations or in the same data centre on different power phases.  When people say redundant solution they don't always consider what a power failure could do.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Frovarp" <richard.frovarp at>
> To: "MailScanner discussion" <mailscanner at>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:40:05 PM (GMT) Europe/London
> Subject: Re: Redundant Mail System Suggestions
> UxBoD wrote:
>> Hey Johnny,
>> Personal I would go with the primary and secondary MX record solution.  Multiple A records are find but IMHO are more used for load balancing than redundancy.
> Or if the links and machines are equal, go with equal MX records. Some 
> broken mailers won't fail down the MX chain.

*Johnny Stork*
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