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Secondary MX service

By MC_User ·
Am I asking the wrong questions? I am looking for someone to provide my company with backup e-mail storage. We need a secondary MX record in case our systems go down. We provide our own primary e-mail and DNS services.

When I call the local ISP's they don't seem to know what I am talking about or want us to switch our DSN over to them.

Any recommendations?

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by admin In reply to Secondary MX service

I'm guessing a little here Bob... if you want more storage for e-mail, this is the wrong answer. If you want back up DNS and MX records for e-mail (I learned early on that this keeps things running in the real world) then go to and create up to 2 dns and/or mx records for up to 5 accounts for free and it's affordable if you need over five. It uses a pretty slick GUI to set you up. has been around a long time and is also good for these entries and is free, however, -(not you of course)- oddly, some people seem to have a heck of a time writing DNS or MX entries that work so the lack of a GUI is more difficult. I use both of these. Hope this was what you were asking for :)

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by MC_User In reply to Well...

I checked the site you recommended and looks like it will provide the services needed. It goes on the list. looks great but it looks like it doesn't offer enough for our needs. But I'll contact them just to make sure. Thanks

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Look at these sites

by maxwell edison In reply to Secondary MX service

(REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URLs.)

I don't know how they work, how well they work, what cost is involved, or anything else. But it does appear to offer what you're looking for.

I just did an Internet search for Secondary MX service and came up with those hits. There were a lot more that I didn't follow.


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Thanks Max

by MC_User In reply to Look at these sites

The sites look good but they are both companies in Australia. While they may be perfect for my needs I have been told that I can't go play there. I have to stay in the USA and my own back yard (midwest) if at all possible. Thanks you for your efforts.

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