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How to setup a SmartHost in Exchange 2000

Problem:

How to setup a SmartHost in Exchange 2000?
How to setup Exchange 2000 to use outMail as a Mail Relay?

Solution:

Follow the guide below to configure Microsoft Exchange 2000 use outMail as the SmartHost and Internet Mail Relay.

This article already assumes your exchange system is able to send emails externally and therefore a SMTP Virtual Server has already been created and configured correctly in the System Manager for Exchange.

Open Exchange System Manager for Exchange
Click on the + next to Servers
Click on the + next to Your Server Name
Click on the + next to Protocols
Click on the + next to SMTP

Exchange System Manager for Exchange 2000

Right click on your Default SMTP Virtual Server

Click properties

Exchange Default SMTP Virtual Server Settings

Under Delivery click Outbound Security

Exchange Outbound Security Settings for Exchange 2000

Enter the outMail username and password provided to you and click OK.

Exchange Advanced Delivery Settings for Exchange 2000

Click on the Advanced button and ensure your fully qualified domain name is correct. In this knowledge base article we are using mail.example.com.

Enter mxXXXXXX.smtp-engine.com in the "Smart host" field and click OK

You will need to restart the Virtual SMTP Server for the settings to take effect.

Summary of server details

Outgoing server

mxXXXXXX.smtp-engine.com

As provided in your signup email.

Outgoing server protocol

SMTP

Outgoing server port

25, 587, 2525 or 8025

Authentication Type

Basic Authentication

Username

As provided

Password

As provided

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