Do you operate your own email server?
Do you care about losing email when your mail server is off-line?
Is your current email server reliable and working 24 / 7?
Start using CCS Leeds secondary mail service today!
When your mail server is not accessible by others you have a chance of
losing valuable emails. These lost emails can result in lost sales and
loss revenue. You can prevent this today by using CCS Leeds Backup Mail
How CCS Exchange MX Backup Service works:When an email is
sent to a recipient the email server looks to see which server handles
mail for the domain using the DNS MX records. MX records specify which
server(s) will receive mail for a given domain. Each MX record is given
a priority (the MX level), the lowest being the primary mail server.
The primary mail server is responsible for delivering the mail to the
appropriate user mailbox.
Mail delivery is first attempted to be delivered to the
primary mail server (the mail server indicated by the MX record with
the lowest numbered MX level). If that server is not reachable then the
mail will be attempted to be delivered to the mail server with the
second lowest MX level. If the second lowest mail server in priority
can not be reached then the mail will be delivered to the mail server
with the third lowest mx level (third lowest priority) and so on.
If no mail servers can be reached then mail is sometimes queued but is
usually just bounced back to the sender. This can lead to lost sales
and lost revenue and worst of all lost of communication and respect.
Backup MX Mail Service: CCS Leeds Backup Mail MX Services
gives you access to three additional email servers for complete email
redundancy. So if you will have an extra three levels of MX records
giving your domain four levels (minimum, including your own servers) of
If your mail server cannot be reached then your email is then
sent to CCS Leeds backup mail servers. Once it reaches our servers it
sits in a queue and continually checks to see if your mail server is
back online and is reachable. When your mail server is back online the
queued mail is then delivered to your mail server. CCS Leeds will keep
attempting to deliver mail to your server for 14 days!
Quota and limitations:
New - Unlimited email volume stored
CCS imposes no quota or limit on the volume or number of
emails that will be held in spool for you. We only request that we are
not your primary email provider and that the service is used as a
backup or secondary service.
We believe it is key to the business continuity of your email service
that we do not impose limits on the utilisation of the service as you
will undoubtedly have more urgent matters to deal with in the event of
use of our service, rather than worrying whether you might reach a
service cap on your backup email provision.
Does CCS Leeds block any emails or is this a spammers open relay to my systems?:The
CCS Leeds backup email service is not an anti-spam service. But we do
impose simple email checking procedures to help prevent spammers from
using our email servers as an open relay to your mail servers. We
New - Anti-Virus Scanning utilising ClamAV to remove un-wanted Trojans and Malicious Executables, Spyware and HTML Scripts.
Check to make sure the system / server sending the email is matching
who they say they are. Many spamming email servers / software will
pretend to be someone else. So reverse DNS is required (reverse DNS is
also a requirement by the SMTP RFCs)
Check to make sure the "from" mail address is valid.
Check to make sure the email headers are properly formatted. Many
spamming mailers do not comply to many RFCs regarding proper SMTP
we store and forward your email ensuring in the event of a failure of
your mail server, leased line, ADSL Broadband Connection etc. that you
do not loose email. If we are in doubt, we store it, not reject it.
Note: If you are looking for a full Anti-Spam solution, which includes our Backup MX service, please take a look at our Anti-spam Services.