|MS Exchange - Smart Host - SMTP Authentication Configuration for Mail Relay Outbound Service|
|To assist our users in using our Mail Relay Outbound service, this document describe the procedures on how to configure MS Exchange Server to use SMTP Authentication Configuration to work with the Mail Relay service at DnsExit.com.|
First, you may want to check if your ISP is blocking outgoing SMTP port by use DOS/Unix command:
c:\> telnet relay.dnsexit.com 25
If the port is open, you should see some messages like
Connected to relay.dnsexit.com (188.8.131.52).
If there is no response at port 25, you ISP must have blocked the port. To
go around port 25 blocking that is common practice by a lot of
ISPs, we have other ports open for your mail relay. You can try port 26,
940, 8001, 2525, 80 by using the same telnet command by telnet to
the alternative port instead of 25. If the connection gets responses from the alternative SMTP port, you should use that port instead of 25 when setting up Smart
|Here are the settings using in Exchange 2000. The admin will have to setup an MX record for all incoming mail and setup the server accordingly but here are the specifics for setting to send to your SMARTHOST.|
|Right click on your Default SMTP Virtual Server
|Under Delivery click Outbound Security|
|Put in your DNSEXIT username and password.
|Put in your fully qualified domain name.
Under Smart Host put in relay.dnsexit.com or the IP as shown.
Scroll down to the Routing Groups
On Exchange 2003, what surprises newcomers is that they cannot find the Routing Groups folder in Exchange System Manager. The reason could be that it's hidden. So check by navigating to the top of the interface, then right click Exchange Organization, properties, tick Display Routing Groups. Simply re-open the Exchange System Manager and now you should see the Routing Groups folder.
Expand and right click the Internet Mail Connector
Click on Properties.
Put relay.dnsexit.com or the IP as shown in the “Forward all mail through this connector to the following smart hosts”
Add your sever to the “Local bridgeheads”
Press okay and restart the server.
Test outbound connections.
After the above settings, you need to go into the SMTP connector on the Advanced tab, click on Outbound Security and click Basic Authentication, click on modify and put in the DNSExit username/password:
It is highly possible that you will still have problem to send email. You need proceed to change to issue "ETRN/TURN" when sending messages.
1. Open System Manager on the Exchange Server.
4. Click on “Outbound Security.”
8. On the Advance tab, make sure Request ETRN/TURN when sending messages and Issue ETRN are both selected.
9. Click on Domains and enter your domain name.
After the above settings, the smart host through relay.dnsexit.com should work.