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Nov
7
comment Overview of multiple mx server set up
Sorry if I wasn't clear but BillThor got exactly what I needed. I wasn't trying to discuss, because I am not good enough, I was just hoping you can tell me how it work. For example bill confirms "... as pop is the MDA and has the email to be read, it must be up when you want to read email..." cos' there's a lot of talk about multiple mx but very few multiple pop so I wasn't sure if I understood the situation correctly. that's why I asked.
Nov
7
awarded  Critic
Nov
6
comment Overview of multiple mx server set up
Thanks mailq. The "gathering" I was asking about is the central mailbox or forwarding that you said. But in the former case, where is this central store located normally? Is it on a different server entirely? What if this central store server is down?
Nov
6
asked Overview of multiple mx server set up
Nov
1
accepted How to share large email data store between multiple clients?
Nov
1
accepted What is level 1, 2, 3 support in web hosting or network support?
Oct
6
asked What is level 1, 2, 3 support in web hosting or network support?
Oct
4
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
3
comment Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
@ewwhite I had read the AOL page but I still did not think it is any useful with regards to anti-spam by checking if the sending IP has a hostname. That is probably why many ISP still do not allow residential users to set up mail servers at home.
Oct
2
comment Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
Want to say a big thank you to all who spent time posting answers and comments at length to help me. I would give more up votes if I could. Thanks.
Oct
2
comment Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
@TomTom I know I just have to do it. But I am still not convinced of the value of checking the PTR!! Must be missing some important link.
Oct
2
accepted Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
Oct
2
comment Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
Which incidentlaly is the job of SPF. So why doesnt it simply just check the SPF for gmail.com and ignore the PTR altogether?
Oct
2
comment Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
specifically in my case, whatismyip.com tells me my IP is x.y.z.114 but my MX is "mail.domain.com IN A x.y.z.115". So I can set up an honest PTR for x.y.z.114 but it doesn't say anything about my MTA.
Oct
2
comment Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
Sorry, I think I am too dumb to understand. So what even if the forward and reverse DNS matches? It doesn't say anything about the sender or the sending MTA. I can set up mydomain.com A w.x.y.z and w.x.y.z PTR mydomain.com, they match and I can still send my email as me@another.com.
Oct
2
comment Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
But I can choose not to lie about my PTR and still format FROM as me@gmail.com. It doesn't stop me from sending as me@gmail.com does it?
Oct
2
awarded  Promoter
Oct
2
revised Does a PTR record prove anything about the sender's email domain?
added 168 characters in body; edited title
Oct
1
accepted Is it alright to turn off firewall in a LAN using Group Policy?
Oct
1
comment Is it alright to turn off firewall in a LAN using Group Policy?
I asked because I disagree with our new IT manager turning off the firewall completely for no apparent reason i can think of. The top reason I want it turned on is that he doesn't work in my office, he is from HQ in another country, so if anything goes wrong, it's my butt.