[Gllug] Rejecting mail at backup MX

Chris Bell chrisbell at overview.demon.co.uk
Tue Feb 10 20:43:25 UTC 2004

On Tue 10 Feb, Jack Bertram wrote:
> * Jason Clifford <jason at ukpost.com> [040210 13:53]:
> > My experience is that there are only two types of connection made to a 
> > backup MX while the primary is available:
> > 
> > 1. the vast majority are spam.
> Agreed. This is my problem - my backup MX server is thrashing (ish)
> around trying to deliver spam to my primary server which rejects it; my
> backup server then tries to deliver bounce messages back to the
> spammers, which, of course, don't accept them... 
> jack

   The best suggestion I have seen is to list the primary server a second
time, but with the lowest priority, to aim this sort of spam back at the
primary server where it should be dealt with as normal.

Chris Bell

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