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Difference between secondarymx and backupmxhosts

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by sneader, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. sneader

    sneader Well-Known Member

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    Can someone explain the difference between /etc/secondarymx and /etc/backupmxhosts?

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    Here's what I *think* it is...

    /etc/secondarymx is used to allow your server to act as a backupmx host for another server. It will spool mail until the remote domain's primary MX is back online.


    /etc/backupmxhosts is a list of remote servers that act as secondary for yours and allows them to bypass sender rate limits. The reason I'm thinking that's what it is comes from the following:

    Found this while googling /etc/backupmxhosts and it relates to an Exim Configuration
     
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    Thanks, I think you've nailed it!!

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    The provided information and details posted by Lyttek offers an accurate description about the purpose and use of the two files specified.
     
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