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MX Fallback servers. ??

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by MarkDAE, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. MarkDAE

    MarkDAE Guest

    MX Fallback servers. ?? - Solved -

    I have the following problems:

    A client of mine has three external emailservers

    1 Primary ( mail.domain.nl
    2 Fallback ( fallback.someotherdomain.nl

    To create a MX record for the primary mail server, no problems there.
    I can create a standard MX record for the primary mailserver and point it to the IP of my client.

    But those two fallback servers don't belong to the same zone.

    So I kinda already discovered it's not possible to add those (secondary MX servers ) in the DNS via the control panel. :rolleyes:

    What would be the proper workaround for this ??

    Edit the zonefile manually ?
    I did that, but my changes don't show up in the panel.

    Does anyone have a neat solution for this ??
  2. MarkDAE

    MarkDAE Guest

    Damn, got confused at first and solved it now.

    In case of a non authoritive DNS zone: (eg. 3rd party fallback servers)

    1. Just add MX records pointing to the external hostnames and you are done.

    In case of a authoritive DNS zone:

    1. Create new A records (domain) in Plesk and point to the external IP's (You might get a warning message that it's not a known local IP address)

    2. Create necessary MX record(for created host record)

    :eek: :eek: :eek: