I need to run a redundant backup mail server in case the main one goes down.
The settings in GoDaddy look something like the following:
Host Points to @ ip address of mail1 41.x.x.x mail1 ip address of mail1 41.x.x.x mail2 ip address of mail2 196.x.x.x
Priority host points to 10 @ mail1.mydomain.com 20 @ mail2.mydomain.com
When mail1 goes down, mail2 is able to get emails. I can access it through the browser with no problem, but I want my users to able to pop3/smtp as well without changing anything in their outlook. I dont want any impact to the users when mail1 is down.
Also, I'm using the windows server DFS to keep both folders of the mails in sync. Is this the right way, or should I be using something else?