Setting up outgoing SMTP mail
Posted on 2004-10-10
500pt for a complete & detailed "cookbook" how to configure my server, mailboxes and location documents.
I have managed to make a few things work, but only sometimes. I never got the whole in perfect condition (occasional error, strange sent by's etc.). I could fiddle around for another week, but I'll plead ignorant instead: my EE-friends know best!
My ingredients are a Win98 box, running a fresh install of Domino 6.5 (single server) and a few Notes 6.5 clients.
This is just a home project.
There are a handfull of users, each having 2 locations, representing local mail and server based mail.
Either way, I would like each outgoing message to have "normal" SendBy and ReplyTo fields, preferably in RFC 822 format, otherwise in RFC 821. No "%" and/or organisational references.
I don't think that I'll be using the server to route notes mail from client to client shortly. All will be going outside through SMTP for now.
Clients send & receive mail directly to the internet using POP and SMTP accounts. The server needs outgoing SMTP; perhaps at a leter stage (haven't got a domain name yet) incoming.
To make things easy to grasp (esp. for me!), lets assume my notes server is called "server/ou/org/nl". It connects through a router and an adsl modem (with fixed IP) to the internet. The router has a dns entry "server" with a fixed internal IP address. I plan to set up modem + router to direct incoming smtp, html requests (and whatever) to my server.
I can choose from two smtp servers on the internet to send mail to (failover?): smpt.isp1.nl and smtp.isp2.info.
Users' mail adresses are all firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com etc.
And: I have no intention to become an open relay host.... (Duh!)
I'll only be able to reconfigue my server in the evening (CET). This may slow down my response times.