[Gllug] VPS, MX records and Virtualmin

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Sat Mar 19 18:21:08 UTC 2011

On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 05:06:49PM +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.

One advantage of a secondary MX is to have all the waiting email on a
single system, which you can force to resend them all quickly when the
main email system is up.

|    John Edwards   Email: john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk    |
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