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Sending mail on - what if the server is down? [message #1249] Thu, 29 September 2005 10:29
eastwood
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Registered: July 2004
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I have NST setup on a stand alone server from my main mail server.

It then relays on all email filtered or not filterd to my live mail server.

The question I have is what happens if the live server for any reason can't be contacted as in its down or the connection is down.

What happens to mail, does NST act like a smart host and hold onto it or is the mail simply lost?

Any answers would be great thanks?



Post Edited (09-29-05 10:30)
Re: Sending mail on - what if the server is down? [message #1250 is a reply to message #1249] Thu, 29 September 2005 11:48 Go to previous message
support
Messages: 918
Registered: April 2004
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eastwood wrote:

> I have NST setup on a stand alone server from my main mail
> server.
>
> It then relays on all email filtered or not filterd to my live
> mail server.
>
> The question I have is what happens if the live server for any
> reason can't be contacted as in its down or the connection is
> down.
>
> What happens to mail, does NST act like a smart host and hold
> onto it or is the mail simply lost?
>

NoSpamToday! does not queue incoming mails, so when your mail server is
down no mails will be accepted. The built-in fault tolerance of the SMTP
protocol takes care that these mails are re-sent at a later point in time,
making sure that no mail gets lost.



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Byteplant GmbH
Re: Sending mail on - what if the server is down? [message #1251 is a reply to message #1250] Thu, 29 September 2005 11:53 Go to previous message
eastwood
Messages: 37
Registered: July 2004
Member
so basically it will bounce back to the sending server saying it cant deliver it then yes?
Re: Sending mail on - what if the server is down? [message #1252 is a reply to message #1251] Thu, 29 September 2005 12:06 Go to previous message
support
Messages: 918
Registered: April 2004
Senior Member
eastwood wrote:

> so basically it will bounce back to the sending server saying
> it cant deliver it then yes?

Yes, exactly and the sending MTA will re-send it later.



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