Re: how to make an intermediate machine receive mail while the destination is down?
On Sat, 20 Jun 1998, Joey Hess wrote:
> > has been undeliverable for 3 days; we'll keep trying for another 9
> > days"), and all the mail will get through if your main server is down
> > for less than twelve.
> Unfortunatly, there are exceptions to this. For example, if you are
> subscribed to debian-user through this machine, you will be unsubscribed
> after a few days of downtime. This is a highly annoying "feature" of
Also the list server is set to give up after only two days - we have alot
of mail that just gums up the works if that number is raised.
As for the question in the topic, the way to do this is with MX records.
We have the debian domain setup so that murphy is the primary, master is
the first backup and va is the third backup. Other hosts should try them
all before giving up.
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to email@example.com
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org