[TriLUG] OT: DSL for SOHO in Chapel Hill
lovelace at wayfarer.org
Tue Jan 27 15:01:45 EST 2004
Carl Lindner wrote:
> Actually, if you guys don't mind me jumping into this thread. I'm
> curious that if you do have multiple MX records for email defined....
> how exactly do you go about synchronizing them without the user having
> to pop/imap to multiple machines to retrieve their email from secondary
> backup servers?
The user never has any interaction with a secondary mx. The secondary
MX always transfers the mail (eventually) to the primary mx. Basically,
it's like if UPS wants to drop off a package at your house, but you're
not there. They will sometimes then drop it off at a neighbor's house
and ask them to take it to you. The neighbor is like the secondary
mx in that it serves as a temporary holding location for the
packge/message until it can be delivered to its final destination
(your house/your primary mail server).
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