Sunday, November 16, 2008

External SMTP Server

If you need to setup the Exchange 2000 Server for outgoing mail through an external SMTP server, follow this article.

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/16278/how-can-i-configure-my-exchange-2000-server-to-send-outbound-email-to-an-external-smtp-server.html

The following instructions come directly from the article above:

Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Exchange System Manager snap-in
(Start, Programs, Microsoft Exchange, System Manager).

Expand the organization and expand the server.

Expand the server's Protocols branch, then expand the SMTP branch.

Right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and click Properties.

Select the Delivery tab.

Click Advanced to bring up the Advanced Delivery dialog box.

In the Smart host field, enter the DNS name of the external SMTP server (or its IP address).

IF you use the DNS name, make sure you also click Configure for external DNS Servers or the system won't find the external SMTP server.

Click OK to exit all the dialog boxes.

Use the following statements to stop and restart the SMTP service:

C:\> net stop smtpsvc

C:\> net start smtpsvc

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