How to setup exim as a backup MX server.

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How to setup exim as a backup MX server.Last Modified: Jul 27, 2010, 8:37 pm
If you want exim to accept email for a set of domains and then forward those emails onto their main mailserver later on, then you can do so by using the following guide:

1) create /etc/virtual/mx_domains.  Fill it with all domains that you want to have relayed.  Note, the domains should not exist in /etc/virtual/domains, as that would be a contractiction as to what you want to do.  Chown it to mail:mail

2) edit your /etc/exim.conf, find the code:

domainlist relay_domains = lsearch;/etc/virtual/domains

Change it to show:

domainlist relay_domains = lsearch;/etc/virtual/domains : lsearch;/etc/virtual/mx_domains

save, exit and restart exim.

Just as a warning, any spam sent here that is either a non-existant account or flagged to be bounced will be sent back to the sender, even if that sender address is spoofed (faked).   Just keep in mind of the possible spam/load increases if this option is used.

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