View Full Version : how to setup MX-backup

03-19-2004, 07:37 PM
Hello to everyone,

I want to setup my WestHost site as a MX backup --
to have my IP here as an MX record, accept all mail to my domain, but not deliver it locally. If my other MX goes down WestHost site should accept all mail to the local queue and then relay it to my primary MX when it will be online again.

My problem with this setup is that sendmail here is configured to deliver mail for the domain locally and therefore sendmail rejects everything if local account does not exists.

Any help/ideas/suggestions are appreciated.



03-19-2004, 08:57 PM
Ooh, I forgot:

I should add users from my primary MX to westhost site.

Where should I add users to allow mail relay, but in the same time to I want prevent
mail delivery to the local mailbox?