Use ispconfig as a backup MX?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by vwpete, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. vwpete

    vwpete Member

    I would like to setup a backup mx service on my ispconfig 3.2 server. I have read through my manual and have concluded that the way to do this would be the following.
    configure email routing
    Domain =
    type= smtp
    No MX lookup = unchecked
    Destination =
    sort by = 5
    active = checked

    configure Relay recipients
    Relay recipient =
    active = checked

    This assumes also that my dns mx Auxiliary Info records are set correctly so that this ispconfig server has a higher AI than the primary mail server at “mail.”
    so is this the right way to go about it?

  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, that setup should work.
  3. lollollollol

    lollollollol Member

    Cool, thanks for the tips.
    It works! :)
  4. KoS

    KoS Member HowtoForge Supporter


    i have tried exactly what the first poster (vwpete) has written but the server doesn't accept the mails for the backup server (the backup server is NOT managed by ispconfig). i get an
    554 5.7.1 XXXX Client host rejected: Access denied
    do i need to add the domain also in the "Emails Accounts" -> "Domain" part?

    haven't found an explaniation in the ISPConfig 3 Manual (Version 1.3)


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