How to send mail throught SMTP via lotus notes.

Posted on 1998-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
I need to send mail from unix machine through SMTP but there are some problem with firewall.
Question by:anik
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3

Expert Comment

ID: 1117588
What firewall are you using?  Is the mail leaving Notes through the SMTPMTA.  What does the firewall log say about SMTP traffic?  

Author Comment

ID: 1117589
I don't know much in detail since I'm not the notes administrator. Anyway let's me explain more detail. In my company, the only way to send mail to the outside is using lotus notes.  I have a unix application that will send mail through SMTP but the problem is I have no SMTP server here to connect to the outside world. I heard that notes is using SMTP to send mail too right? Is it possiblr that I can use it? Or is there any method to let notes auto forward my mail to the outside?

Expert Comment

ID: 1117590
I also use a Lotus Notes , and these may be your others way.
If your company have a Notes Server , a simple way to send mail through Internet should
be reinstallation with Notes 4.6 or latest versions both on server and client.Next tell your admin to type a console command to start SMTP server. and finally in you local address book you have to maintain some parameters in a mail section such as incoming SMTP
, outgoing SMTP and your internet username.
But if you have an SMTP UNIX server , I had heard that there are some methods for this task. By creating ".forward" file  in your root directory on UNIX.
this file is contain  "you mail box on UNIX"  "you mail box on Notes" for example
unix@domain   notes@notesserver.domain
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Accepted Solution

wrichard earned 50 total points
ID: 1117591
I am assuming that you have Notes SMTP MTA services up and running and that it is sending mail to and from the internet.  Also you have a Unix box that has the ability to send mail via SMTP but no way for the mail to get outside the firewall.  

If that is the case then you can direct your Unix SMTP box to send the mail to the Notes Server.  The Notes server will look at the domain name and if it doesn't find a match in it's Global domain document then it wil send the mail to the internet.  On the same hand by adding entries in the Global domain document and an extra connection document, you could assign an unique domain name to the unix box and have Notes forward mail to it.

Author Comment

ID: 1117592
Thanks wrichard. So I have to set my Unix SMTP server to point to notes server right? How can I get the address of notes server then? Is it the same server that I see in my Lotus notes destop program? Or it have to be another one that I have to search?

Expert Comment

ID: 1117593
If you have either a host table on the unix box or internal DNS server you can point your unix smtp server to the notes server using the name of the notes server.  However, the ipaddress is an acceptable address for smtp, so you can  use the ipaddress of the notes server.  The ipaddress can be found either in the advanced section of the connection document to the notes server or by asking the administrator.

Author Comment

ID: 1117594
I will try... Thanks

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Text over two lines in VBA for email 26 168
Lotus notes view not working using Trim 14 214
Lotus Notes Calendar Help 6 106
Lotus Notes shared mailbox 'Sent by' in header 3 128
You’ve got a lotus Domino web server, and you have been told that “leverage browser caching” is a must do. This means that we have to tell the browser everywhere in the web to use cache. In other words, we set (and send) an expiration date in the HT…
Article by: Rob
Notes 8.5 Archiving Steps and Tips This article covers setting up a Notes archive, and helps understand some of the menu choices making setting up and maintaining a Notes archive file easier.

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question