1. Exchange, Web hosting, and backup MX
This is sort of a general query.
Why do most Web hosting providers, - even those that are regular dialup/dsl
providers like Earthlink- NOT provide back up MX services????
WE currently have our DSL service (dynamic IP) provided via Bellsouth but
our Web/Domain is hosted through Earthlinhk (from well before we got
DSL) -We have tried but we cannot get DSL service from Earthlink, because of
some limitation from BS.
Consequently, we have to either retrieve our mail with the pop3 connector by
Dial-up or risk sending POP3 passwords in clear text over the internet.
Neither of which is an Ideal situation.
Now in order to alleviate this situation, I am ordering static IP service
from Bellsoth to run our Exchange server as it should be : as a full SMTP
server wit MX pointing to our server, rather than use the smart host
relaying and pop3 connector to pull e-mail from our Web/Domain host
Here is my Problem: Earthlink WILL NOT provide Backup MX!!!!!
Also what I have discovered is that most all other hosting providers
(including Earthlink) do NOT provide backup MX services. They ALL tell you
to use POP3! WHY is this????
Aside from the fact that it is incredibly insecure sending cleat text
passwords across the net, I REALLY want to move away from having to use POP3
with Exchange at all.
What I am planning to do for now is (since we are getting 5 IP's) is to use
a linux box running sendmail as a backup MX relay host for my domain
locally, which will be O.K as long as my DSL is up (If Exchange goes down,
my Local sendmail will be the backup MX, till my Exchange server is back
In the event that my DLS is down, I will leave a MX record pointing back to
the web host POP3 mailbox's, and have the pop3 connector connect
ocassionally (by dial-up so I am not going across th internet with clear
text passwords) to check for mail.
WHat I would really like to do is find a Web/Domain hosting company that
WILL provide MX backup. Does anyone know of a good, reputable company that
does this - as part of the web hosting package???
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