February 23, 2007

Backup MX with Postfix & Redhat ES4

Filed under: Server Admin — dh @ 3:11 pm

Moving to postfix from sendmail is wonderful. Here’s how to set up a backup mx for a remote server. If you have many backup mx’s to enter, use a new line and put whitespace in front of the domain. See the instructions in /etc/postfix/ for more details. Configure your dns with the appropriate mx records and then edit:


relay_domains = $mydestination
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, check_relay_domains

Restart postfix with:

/sbin/service postfix restart

Go to the park and get some fresh air.

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