yes that's correct. I'm not shure about the time that the backup server will hang on to the message.
I've a backup mail server with only qmail running, with my domains in rcpthosts, and it will receive all mail when mail1 is down ou loaded, then it will try to send the mail it is holding to mal1. nothing special on the second server.
That simple. :-)
At 18:05 06-08-2003 +0800, you wrote:
my mailserver1 has been configured properly and it is up and running without
any problem. Just do not have the idea of setting up and backup mail server.
It isnt really a vpopmail issue, it is a Qmail issue.
You put it in rcpthosts on mailserver2, that means it will recive mail for that domain, since it isnt in the local domains, or virtualdomains, it cant deliver it locally, and will try to deliver it remotely.
- with standard settings it should keep trying for 5 days, then give up
- you dont need vpopmail installed, just a plain Qmail server
(somebody please correct me if im wrong)