[Gllug] VPS, MX records and Virtualmin

Jason Clifford jason at ukfsn.org
Sun Mar 20 11:20:43 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-03-19 at 17:06 +0000, David Damerell wrote:
> These days sending sites will hang onto mail for a long time if they
> can't reach your MXes; it's pretty hard to lose any. "Only spammers
> use secondary MX"; I can't see much benefit to a secondary MX for
> individuals or small organisations provided you a) will notice when
> your primary MX goes down and b) have a good procedure to deal with
> that situation quickly.

It's quite common for sending MX systems to give up after a relatively
short time in which case having a secondary MX is important if you
cannot be certain you will always be able to get your primary back
online within a few days.

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