What if your mail server goes down?
Generally when your mail server goes down incoming mail starts bouncing back to the people who are sending you email. We offer an inexpensive solution that ensures your mail never bounces and that you never miss any email due to a server issue.
The time it takes before emails start bouncing varies by server. Some servers will attempt to deliver email for up to 4 hours, some servers will attempt to deliver email for up to 4 days. Most servers will give up after 24-48 hours and return an error message to the sender.
Here’s what happens when your mail server goes down:
When Server A sends an email to Server B, Server B must acknowledge the message has been received. If Server A is unable to reach Server B, then Server A will do one of two things:
1- Automatically queue the email and try again every x hours for x number of times, then send a bounce back message to the person who sent it.
2- Send a bounce back message to the person who sent it with a note saying that it will try again every x hours for x number of times, then try again every x hours for x number of times.
Either way, if your mail server goes down, you run the risk of loosing credibility with your clients or completely missing important emails. Not a good thing.
Depending on the configuration of your customers email servers and how long your mail server is down, you might loose credibility with your clients AND miss important emails.
Fortunately there is an inexpensive solution for all this, which is AuraDev’s Email Redundancy Servers. For $29.95 per domain, you can enjoy the peace of mind that your customers will never get a bounce back if your mail server goes down, and you will never loose an email due to your mail server being down.
Exchange Server Email Redundancy
In the event your Exchange Server (or any other type of Email Server) becomes unreachable our Email Backup Server will automatically start accepting inbound email.
Our Email Backup Server will provide incoming email redundancy for every user on your domain automatically. No need to setup per-user accounts.
Once your Email Backup Server account is setup in our data centers, all you need to do is add our MX Records to your DNS.
Once setup, our Email Backup Servers require no maintenance on your part. You can truly set it and forget it.
When your Exchange Server becomes available your queued email will automatically start to be delivered. When there are messages waiting, our Email Backup Servers ping your server ever 5 minutes so you can get your email as soon as you are back online.
Even though your mail server is down, you will be able to check your email from our easy to use web-mail interface.
Our Email Backup Server has its own backup! In fact it’s a triple redundant system that lives in 3 different datacenters in different regions of the USA.