Part 12: Infrastructure essentials Blogcast – Configuring outbound SMTP

Continuing the blogcast series on infrastructure essentials.

Hot off the headphones, so to speak - literally just recorded. This blogcast goes through a typical scenario in a small/medium organisation where an ISP's SMTP server is used to send outbound email. If you've been watching the series so far,we can send emails to internal recipients, but not outbound to the Internet. However, we can access our corporate email using Outlook Web Access securely from the Internet.

In the demonstration environment, I have configured our "pretend" ISP box to host both an SMTP and POP3 service, and have setup a mailbox and Outlook Express profile to pick up emails on the Internet side. We configure a simple Exchange SMTP connector to forward outbound email for any external domain to our ISP, perform some diagnosis to determine what needs to be configured on our ISA server, do the configuration and prove that everything works.

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Series Index:

0. Network configuration and series background.
1. Getting started
2. ISA Server configuration to allow basic web browsing capability
3. ISA Firewall Client basic configuration
4. ISA Firewall Client auto-detection through WPAD configuration
5. Configuring an Exchange mailbox and Outlook profile
6. Fixing 0x8004010F on Outlook send/receive
7. Installing our first Certificate Authority
8. Publishing OWA through ISA using Forms Based Authentication
9. OWA /exchange redirection
10. OWA nearly goes SSL - we have a certificate
11. OWA is available over SSL/HTTPS

Comments (1)

  1. Kieran Jacobsen says:

    John, I was having some issues with using an SMTP connector with my isp. Firstly they needed authentication, secondly i was often getting bounces as my "domain didnt exist".

    I found this page,

    I think its probably a bit of a better solution.

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