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How to setup a backup mail server?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by megapolis, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. megapolis

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    Hello everyone,
    After reading most of threads in this forum, I can not still figure out how to
    setup a backup mail server in case the main Cpanel fals down, so when my first server commes back he can get back the mails.
    Has anyone any how to do details?
    Any help will be appriciated.
     
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    use external server

    I've used an external company to do that, and it works fine till now. This is more secure as if the network your servers are connected to are down, then your backup server will not be reachable too.

    I've used microtech.co.gg, a company in the UK. Verisign offers the same, but more expensive and with their famous customer support efforts too ;)

    Apart from the info above, all I can say is that we are using Mdaemon as our mail server (windows), and it allows you to create Gateways. If I am not wrong, that can be used as a backup mail server too. It accepts mails getting delivered via SMTP, and then just hands them over to another mailserver.

    Hope that helps
    Alex
     
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    automation

    Almost any halfway competent isp/hosting provider can help you with this, depending on their own setup...

    The main point of pain is how do you add backup mail for accounts/domains as they get added to your server.

    I'm currently working on a solution for a client about this, perhaps, when it`s finished, I'll share it, if it's ok with them.
     
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    mail backup

    Thank you all,
    I have found an article " how to set a mail backup server", as soon as I have setup the second mail backup server I will let you know if it worked.
    The commercial solution that you mentioned will cost a lot of money when you have 400 or 500 customers each with 30 to 50 mail.
     
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    care to share the link for this article? :)


    Thanks.
     
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