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    I'm in the process of setting up various home servers - just for learning purposes. I am thinking of setting up a mail server and use it with my domain name. I just want to confirm one thing: due to economic reasons I'm not going to run this machine 24/7 so if it's switched off and someone sends me an email - will this email be lost (bounce back to the sender) or is it going to be kept somewhere until I switch on the system. Logically thinking I assume it'd be lost, just want to confirm it.

    thanks

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    The sending mail server will probably try to send it a few times over several hours. Once it reaches the limit set on that server, the mail will go missing.

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    OK, thanks for your reply

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    Glad to help!

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    I think its different for all servers. Smetimes I have got mail that someone sent 5 days ago while my server had been down.

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    I dont know how standard the 5 days thing is though.

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