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Mailertable Configuration

Mailertable Configuration

Mailertable Configuration


I have a smtp relay that send inbound smtp traffic to internal MTAs.

I would like to kown if possible to specify in mailertable configuration a mx registry instead a host name or ip.

For exaple in mailertable file:

domain.int smtp:[domain.int]

My DNS configuration
set q=mx

domain.int MX preference = 2, mail exchanger = mx1.domain.int
domain.int MX preference = 2, mail exchanger = mx2.domain.int
domain.int MX preference = 2, mail exchanger = mx3.domain.int

OR shold be:

domain.int smtp:[mx1.domain.int]
domain.int smtp:[mx2.domain.int]
domain.int smtp:[mx3.domain.int]


RE: Mailertable Configuration

Don't use the brackets.  The brackets say "relay to that host" using an A record, lack of brackets say use MX.

But be careful that your own server should not be in the ultimate MX record, or it will cause a non-delivery or loop.


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