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Re: Localized mail servers, global scope

  • From: Tony Finch
  • Date: Wed Jun 22 12:59:02 2005

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
>
> The problem he's going to hit is that he wants *my* mail server to send mail to
> 'fred@example.com' to get routed to the MX in San Fran where Fred is, and *my*
> mail server to send mail 'johann@example.com' to get routed to the MX in Geneva
> where Johann is, and avoid having a central MX that then does routing.

You don't need a central MX if each site MTA knows which users are at
which sites. Incoming email may have to take an extra hop if it comes in
to the wrong site, but that's a consequence of the specification that no
implementation can fix.

Tony.
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