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  1. #1
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    Redundant Email Server Question

    I currently have a managed VPS and I am very happy with my provider -- I have had no downtime and all is well.

    I am wondering, though, if there is a way for me to somehow provide redundant email services for my clients if my VPS has a problem. I have no reason at all to suspect any trouble with my VPS, but as I have a good backup system in place for data, I wanted to know if there is a reliable way to somehow forward email if my VPS had a problem.

    Thanks.
    R

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    yes - MX records on your domain(s) allow you to set mailserver priorities, so the first one will be tried , and if it wont accept mail or is down, the second will be tried etc.
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    the concept is called secondary MX
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