Home IMAP server

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at fjellstad.org
Fri Dec 29 14:53:38 UTC 2006

"Jeffrey F. Bloss" <jbloss at tampabay.rr.com> writes:

> I wouldn't want my home mail server to be my primary mail server
> either, but with a static IP and the ability to use your web hosting
> server as a backup MX it's certainly is a viable option. And it would
> truly make any issues that come up resolvable by virtue of you being
> "the man". ;)

There is little point in using a backup MX.  Proper MTA will try again
within a certain timeperiod (I think up to a week).
OTOH, spammers tend to send their email to the backup MX since the
backup MX usually don't have all the filtering in place.

John L. Fjellstad
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