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Thread: postfix as backup mx mail server

  1. #1
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    Aug 2013

    Question postfix as backup mx mail server

    Hi all,

    my need is to setup postfix as backup mx mail server.
    I mean, this server should receive mail for particular host when main mail server is down.

    I know that I should set dns record, but what configuration should I set at postfix to perform it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Metro Boston
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: postfix as backup mx mail server

    Just set it up as you would for the primary, but make sure you don't specify $mydestination to point to your domain. That would tell Postfix to deliver the mail locally.

    Postfix should recognize that it's the secondary MX from the domain's DNS records and queue the mail. When your primary comes back online, it will despool the queued messages.
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