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Old 09-04-2004, 02:38 PM
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What happens to incoming emails when the server is down or offline ?


I was just wondering what happens to incoming emails when the server is down or offline?

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Old 09-04-2004, 03:17 PM
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Depends on how the sending mail server is setup, most of them try for 72 hours to deliver then return a cannot send to server type message.

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Old 09-04-2004, 03:20 PM
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It'll keep trying for X amount of days, then it'll bounce back.

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Old 09-04-2004, 03:35 PM
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What about when the domain name is expired?
I had a friend who forgot the renew her domain name it took her about 7 days to get everything back to normal.


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Old 09-04-2004, 07:24 PM
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If it took that long then incoming email would simply be bounced back as being undeliverable unless they had a backup email server.

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Old 09-05-2004, 09:45 AM
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"What about when the domain name is expired?"

That should result in a bounce back because the mail server will not be able to resolve the domain name.

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Old 09-05-2004, 11:32 AM
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