Complete Mail Server Backup / failsafe How to

Discussion in 'Technical' started by chrismfz, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. chrismfz

    chrismfz New Member

    Hello there.

    Searching ways to make a failsafe/backup email server I found a few ways
    like having 2,3,4,n mail servers as secondaries MX entries in a domain and
    the domain in their allow list.

    So if the main server eg fails, the email traffic will be redirected
    to the next available in the MX entry list server. And when the 1st "main" server is online and available again, emails will be forwarded to the main server and a user/client
    can retrieve them BUT with a delay (it depends when the 1st server will be back online).

    I searched a lot but I couldnt find the solution I wanted.

    Is there a way to have a second "main" server for the domains ?
    For example, fails for good. There are the other email "slaves" from the MX list, but is there a way to retrieve those emails from a second ?
    So if there is a user chrismfz and cannot download his emails from for a x,y,z reason, he possibly could change the mail server to and with the same user/pass to download his mails from there?

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