multiple mail servers for one domain

Daniel C. dcrookston at
Thu May 14 15:25:36 MDT 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:01 PM, William Atteood <wattwood at> wrote:
> Yes.  Setup a second mx say

Won't this result in randomly getting emails for
accounts that should go to  It's my understanding
that, while mail is *supposed* to be delivered to the MX records in
order, it doesn't always happen that way, and that it's acceptable to
deliver mail to any MX record for the domain.

Practical upshot being, is it possible to make a non-MX DNS record and
tell gmail to forward them to it?  If it is, this would prevent other
mail systems from accidentally sending mail to the secondary server on
accident.  But Gmail may only be happy with forwarding mail to MX


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