multiple mail servers for one domain

Hans Fugal hans at
Fri May 15 08:44:23 MDT 2009

Merrill Oveson wrote:
> Possible to do....?
> I have a user say joan at
> I want her to get her email from
> everyone else is set up to access their email thru gmail.
> The MX record points to
> Possible to have more that one MX record which essentially splits the
> domain?

The cleanest solution to this is to have her gmail set up to forward to
joan at (not to avoid a mail loop), and have running a mail server to accept mail for her account
(and any others like this). If you wanted to get fancy you could make a secondary MX that forwards mail for to the
primary MX (gmail) but that's likely to be a backdoor for spam and
probably not worth it.

Hans Fugal ;

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach

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