I've setup my domain to work with Google apps so I've added the 5 mx records it needs to work. However, I added another mx record to work with another 3rd party service.
priority - mail server
- 1 Google Primary
- 1 3rd Party Service
- 5 Google Backup 1
- 5 Google Backup 2
- 10 Google Backup 3
- 10 Google Backup 4
The question is, how will the setup work? My objective is 2 emails delivered one to google's primary and one to the 3rd party service.
I believe with this setup a round robin scheme is used. So any incoming mail will be randomly passed to Google Primary or 3rd Party Service, if one fails it will try the other and then go down to the next priority until one of them succeeds. Is this correct?
If so, is there any way to do so?
The reason I would like such a setup is because I want my address to be firstname.lastname@example.org and want the app to receive emails directly email@example.com. One solution is to add a separate subdomain such as as firstname.lastname@example.org and have the google mx record be for that subdomain and keep the 3rd party mx record for domain.com. But it isn't pretty.