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Topic # 83140 11-May-2011 12:42
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Hi There!

I am trying to find a provider we can use as a backup mx server for our customers who host their own email. Net24 do it, but it's pretty pricey and done per email address which is just ludicrious, as this means maintaining lists between the two of them.

Xtra do it for free if you have a domain name with them, but some of my clients aren't with them, and the new business hub stuff is horrible.

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  Reply # 468115 11-May-2011 23:30
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Perfect thanks.

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  Reply # 468120 11-May-2011 23:42
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Why not run one yourself for your customers? $25 a month for VPS + spooler = profit?





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  Reply # 468201 12-May-2011 10:40
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I use MX Save they are Per Domain as well not per User

Backup MX Pricing

Monthly Price per Domain
1 - 24* $3.00
25 - 49 $2.75
50 - 99 $2.50
100 + $2.00
*Monthly minimum is $9.99 per month which includes 3 domains. 30 Days Free.

http://www.mxsave.com/

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  Reply # 468246 12-May-2011 12:34
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Zeon: Why not run one yourself for your customers? $25 a month for VPS + spooler = profit?


Another thing to worry about, much easier to pay someone to do it, who specialises in it.



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  Reply # 468270 12-May-2011 13:27
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I'm with Nate on this. Hosting has a fair amount of responsibilty, and in order to do it, you need be at least a little redundant and that costs money that would barely be worth it, unless on a grand scale. I signed up with DynDns for $40 a year USD. Unlimited Email addresses.

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  Reply # 468534 12-May-2011 23:50
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That DynDns backup mx service sounds good (their dns services are great too).

However  similar to Zeon's theme the alternative is get some kind of internet connection redundancy even 3G for your in house server and put a couple of linux mail processing vps servers in front of your in house exchange.

There are pre made distro's for this with straight forward guides for integration with Exchange, I'll check my favourites later had some saved for a rainy day.

Hmm but yeah $40/yr USD for backup mx ain't too bad to take it out of your hands.

Don't think DynDns have any servers in NZ though so consider the implications of possible higher international data usage/latency. 



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  Reply # 599939 25-Mar-2012 22:46
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Sorry to liven up an old thread however:

The DYNDNS Service I subscribed to isn't really ideal for a few reasons:

1) Can't see IF mail is in the queue
2) Can't manually dequeue (ETRN)
3) Can't download mail to a POP/Imap Account

SAVEMX is pretty good, but doesn't allow 2) which for us is a real pain (There is a workaround which involves telneting to their server and sending a message directly), it does have the other functions however which is much better.

Anyone know of a service that offers all 3 functions?

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  Reply # 600189 26-Mar-2012 12:45
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networkn: Sorry to liven up an old thread however:

The DYNDNS Service I subscribed to isn't really ideal for a few reasons:

1) Can't see IF mail is in the queue
2) Can't manually dequeue (ETRN)
3) Can't download mail to a POP/Imap Account

SAVEMX is pretty good, but doesn't allow 2) which for us is a real pain (There is a workaround which involves telneting to their server and sending a message directly), it does have the other functions however which is much better.

Anyone know of a service that offers all 3 functions?


Try asking SMX if they can meet your requirements:
https://smxemail.com/ 

Note: I haven't used them myself but have heard they are pretty good, privately owned NZ company too...

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