[Wolves] SMTP

Martyn Carey lists at kryogenix.co.uk
Fri Oct 22 08:09:54 BST 2004

    Some ISPs will provide a backup mail server to collect bounced 
emails if your domain does recieve mail via smtp. We use demon as they 
are reliable and profivde this service. You can check your domain usind 

 From a windoes pc go to cmd prompt type nslookup. then enter set type=mx
then just enter your domain i.e domain.co.uk you should have an entry 
with a low preference as your gw address then maybee one or two lower 
preferences relating to addresses of your isp these are normally names 
so you can tell!

Hope this helps


Kevanf1 wrote:

>>No.  Even if you switch off your current SMTP server, mail will just queue
>>on the sending mail servers.  If you're down for too long the sending mail
>>servers will return your mail to sender; you'll not get it, but it won't
>>be lost as such.
>>Peter Oliver
>I usually get a message back from my ISP's mail server if a message
>fails.  I think it keeps trying automatically for about 5 days with no
>intervention from myself.  Useful if somebody is changing over mail
>servers.  I've not known this with any other ISP but I'm sure they
>must do this?

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