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How to setup a SmartHost in Exchange 2016?


How to setup a SmartHost in Exchange 2016?
How to setup Exchange 2016 to use outMail as a Mail Relay?


Follow the guide below to configure Microsoft Exchange 2016 to 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 Send Connector has already been created and configured correctly.

  1. Open Exchange Admin Center
  2. Navigate to Mail Flow -> Send Connectors and select the send connector
  3. Choose the Route mail through smart hosts option from the delivery section
  4. Click Add+ in the Add smart host window
  5. Enter the server address you have been given in your welcome email (
  6. Select Basic Authentication and enter the username and password you were also provided. and click Save.

  7. Under Address Space from the scoping section, click Add+ in the Add Domain window.
    Select Type as SMTP
    Enter * in the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)
    and Save.

  8. For the Source Server click Add+ in the Select a server window.
    Select a mailbox server that will be used to send email to the Internet via the Client Access server

The changes you've made will take effect straight away without you having to reboot the server or restart any services.

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Summary of server details

Outgoing server

As provided in your signup email.

Outgoing server protocol


Outgoing server port

25, 587, 2525 or 8025

Authentication Type

Basic Authentication


As provided


As provided

Uninstalling / Removing outMail

To change your outgoing SMTP server settings away from outMail simply follow the setup guide above and where asked to enter the outgoing SMTP mail server address and login credentials please use those provided to you for the service provider you are moving to.

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