My question is how can you get Notes mail to failover using an MX record in DNS after creating the same mail-in database on Domino server 1 & 2 without the message sitting in pending mode on server 2 when server 1 is unavailable? The MX record works but Domino server 2 holds it in its mailbox as pending waiting for Domino server 1 to become available again. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide me. This question posed on 15 January 2002M
This is controlled in the R5 configuration documents. Under Router/SMTP then Advanced then Controls, you will find a field called Cluster failover. Set it to "Enabled for all transfers in this domain."
We don't use clustering in the Notes environment, will this still work without doing so?
No, this requires clustering. Otherwise, you just have replicas of the mail-in DBs. Your connection doc has no idea about the other mail file. There can only be one true record for a name. It has to have a home server. Only clustering lets you deliver to another server.
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