SMTP Forwarding Host: Allow multiple forwarding hosts 
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: Domino Server / Messaging router
: smtp, router, forwarding, outbound
: Stephan Holowaty165 28 Jul 2010
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A Domino server sends mail to the internet through a forwarding host (e.g., any sort of internet provider). For failover, the customer contracts with 2 or multiple internet providers  (or runs two independant firewalls, whatever there is). If the forwarding host fails, there seems to be no automatic re-routing to the second forwarding host. The administrator needs to change for forwarding host entry manually. This may lead to substantial timeouts and delayed delivery of mail.
Desired Solution:
(first priority) In the Messaging Settings document, allow for multiple entries in the "forwarding host" field, and possibly (second priority) some configuration (round-robin, or failover only)

1) Carlos Flores1106 (30 Jul 2010)
We created internal MX records with desired weights. Use that hostname in the Domino relay host field and it works just fine for us.

Maybe you can give that a try ;-)
2) Michael Tassati5289 (31 Jul 2010)
Use connection documents for smtp connection. If you insert two or more hosts, seperated by comma, at destination address you may use multiple hosts (without priority).
3) Mathieu Pape8090 (11 Oct 2011)
Demoted as #2 says, works also for "Relay host for messages leaving the local internet domain" field in Configurations document. Could be better documented though...


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