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Exchange email - hosting own email - Need solutions when server go

  1. #1


    GTP Guest

    Exchange email - hosting own email - Need solutions when server go

    i am hosting my own email and if the server goes down, obviously we don't get
    our email. What solutions can I look into so I can still receive my emails
    when the server gets back online and they don't get bounced back to the
    sender? We use GoDaddy as our webhost and have the A ande MX pointed to our
    server. Any suggestions that do not cost even minor $$$$'s?

    Thanks,
    Greg

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  2. #2


    Chad A. Gross Guest

    Re: Exchange email - hosting own email - Need solutions when server go

    I don't know if GoDaddy provides backup MX services or not. A lot of times
    your ISP will provide backup MX services. If you are using any sort of
    hosted anti-spam solution (e.g. Reflexion or Exchange Defender) these
    services include backup MX services by default.

    Technically speaking, if a foreign mail server is trying to deliver a
    message to your server and it is unable to connect to your server, the
    foreign server should retry sending the message for up to 48 hrs before it
    fails, gives up on the message and generates an NDR to the sender.

    --

    Chad A. Gross
    http://www.msmvps.com/blogs/cgross


    "GTP" <GTP@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:C66C0C2E-B813-4BE2-8C1A-8C9DED8B0017@newsgroup

    > i am hosting my own email and if the server goes down, obviously we don't
    > get
    > our email. What solutions can I look into so I can still receive my emails
    > when the server gets back online and they don't get bounced back to the
    > sender? We use GoDaddy as our webhost and have the A ande MX pointed to
    > our
    > server. Any suggestions that do not cost even minor $$$$'s?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Greg

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Joe Guest

    Re: Exchange email - hosting own email - Need solutions when servergo

    Chad A. Gross wrote:

    > I don't know if GoDaddy provides backup MX services or not. A lot of
    > times your ISP will provide backup MX services. If you are using any
    > sort of hosted anti-spam solution (e.g. Reflexion or Exchange Defender)
    > these services include backup MX services by default.
    >
    > Technically speaking, if a foreign mail server is trying to deliver a
    > message to your server and it is unable to connect to your server, the
    > foreign server should retry sending the message for up to 48 hrs before
    > it fails, gives up on the message and generates an NDR to the sender.
    >
    That's my position, I don't bother with a backup MX. My Internet
    connection has been down for 18 hours on one occasion, and all I lost
    was spam. All the messages from customers' servers arrived once things
    were running again, not one missing.

    --
    Joe

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Leythos Guest

    Re: Exchange email - hosting own email - Need solutions when server go

    In article <C66C0C2E-B813-4BE2-8C1A-8C9DED8B0017@newsgroup>,
    GTP@newsgroup says...

    >
    > i am hosting my own email and if the server goes down, obviously we don't get
    > our email. What solutions can I look into so I can still receive my emails
    > when the server gets back online and they don't get bounced back to the
    > sender? We use GoDaddy as our webhost and have the A ande MX pointed to our
    > server. Any suggestions that do not cost even minor $$$$'s?
    http://www.dyndns.com/services/mailhop/backupmx.html

    Cheap, reliable, works well.



    --
    You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
    voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
    Trust yourself.
    spam999free@newsgroup (remove 999 for proper email address)

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  5. #5


    Les Connor [SBS MVP] Guest

    Re: Exchange email - hosting own email - Need solutions when server go

    I'm with you, Joe :-).

    At first, backup MX seemed like a good idea. When you think about it, if you
    SBS is down, and a backup is receiving email - the senders may wonder why
    you're not responding ;-).

    Without backup MX - senders generally know a) mail has been delayed, and b)
    if your server is down long enough, that the email will not be delivered.
    That's the way it should be!

    The key of course, is to keep the SBS in good shape. Off-line should be a
    very temporary condition. With today's recovery solutions, even the loss of
    the hardware would allow for SBS to be back up as a VM in a matter of hours.

    --
    -----------------------------------------------
    Les Connor [SBS MVP]

    "Joe" <joe@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:ul5v$0aFKHA.3420@newsgroup

    > Chad A. Gross wrote:

    >> I don't know if GoDaddy provides backup MX services or not. A lot of
    >> times your ISP will provide backup MX services. If you are using any
    >> sort of hosted anti-spam solution (e.g. Reflexion or Exchange Defender)
    >> these services include backup MX services by default.
    >>
    >> Technically speaking, if a foreign mail server is trying to deliver a
    >> message to your server and it is unable to connect to your server, the
    >> foreign server should retry sending the message for up to 48 hrs before
    >> it fails, gives up on the message and generates an NDR to the sender.
    >>
    >
    > That's my position, I don't bother with a backup MX. My Internet
    > connection has been down for 18 hours on one occasion, and all I lost was
    > spam. All the messages from customers' servers arrived once things were
    > running again, not one missing.
    >
    > --
    > Joe

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Chad A. Gross Guest

    Re: Exchange email - hosting own email - Need solutions when server go

    Another reason why I love & recommend Reflexion's archiving solution
    (RADAR). In the rare scenario where my SBS box is down, I can log in to
    RADAR, read & respond to e-mails that have been received, etc. while I'm
    working on getting Exchange back up. Once it's back online, messages are
    delivered downstream to Exchange and all is well . . .

    --

    Chad A. Gross
    http://www.msmvps.com/blogs/cgross


    "Les Connor [SBS MVP]" <les.connor@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:eQLPdgdFKHA.4316@newsgroup

    > I'm with you, Joe :-).
    >
    > At first, backup MX seemed like a good idea. When you think about it, if
    > you SBS is down, and a backup is receiving email - the senders may wonder
    > why you're not responding ;-).
    >
    > Without backup MX - senders generally know a) mail has been delayed, and
    > b) if your server is down long enough, that the email will not be
    > delivered. That's the way it should be!
    >
    > The key of course, is to keep the SBS in good shape. Off-line should be a
    > very temporary condition. With today's recovery solutions, even the loss
    > of the hardware would allow for SBS to be back up as a VM in a matter of
    > hours.
    >
    > --
    > -----------------------------------------------
    > Les Connor [SBS MVP]
    >
    > "Joe" <joe@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:ul5v$0aFKHA.3420@newsgroup

    >> Chad A. Gross wrote:

    >>> I don't know if GoDaddy provides backup MX services or not. A lot of
    >>> times your ISP will provide backup MX services. If you are using any
    >>> sort of hosted anti-spam solution (e.g. Reflexion or Exchange Defender)
    >>> these services include backup MX services by default.
    >>>
    >>> Technically speaking, if a foreign mail server is trying to deliver a
    >>> message to your server and it is unable to connect to your server, the
    >>> foreign server should retry sending the message for up to 48 hrs before
    >>> it fails, gives up on the message and generates an NDR to the sender.
    >>>
    >>
    >> That's my position, I don't bother with a backup MX. My Internet
    >> connection has been down for 18 hours on one occasion, and all I lost was
    >> spam. All the messages from customers' servers arrived once things were
    >> running again, not one missing.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Joe
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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