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We have hosting all the domains to one ISP domain and we want a secondary MX record. Is it possible to have a secondary MX record to another ISP so ...
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- 07-26-2010 #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
We have hosting all the domains to one ISP domain and we want a secondary MX record. Is it possible to have a secondary MX record to another ISP so that if our internet is down we donít lose any email. the first ISP are not providing any secondary MX records
- 07-26-2010 #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2009
- Wil, Switzerland
Yeah, that's why MX records have priorities.
Just make sure the primary mail server has a lower priority than the second one. You can choose numerical values like 10, 20, or 100. It's up to you. The MX records can point to anywhere, they're not limited to be in your ISP's network.
Mailservers should deliver emails to the MX record with the lowest numerical priority first. If that fails, it should try another one (if exists) with a higher preference.
Make sure that the backup MX accepts emails for your domains.
Hope this helps.