Mailing List Message #14499
From: Warren Michelsen <>
Subject: Re: Secondary MXs (was: Re: HOWTO add a Bayesian filter to SIMS)
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 07:30:08 -0700
To: SIMS Discussions <>
At 1:54 PM -0700 5/20/04, Elliot Wilen wrote:
>If both the secondary and the primary are running the same spam protection, how much additional spam is likely to come through the secondary?

In my case, my secondary is another SIMS box with the same RBLs and spamtraps. It's quite effective.

>The argument against having a secondary MX is quite strong when the proposed machine is out of your control and/or has a less discriminating antispam policy.

I agree. If the secondary's anti-spam features match the primary's, I don't see the presence of a secondary as a detriment.

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