I have a windows server 2003 not running exchange. I have backup software that I want to receive status and alert messages via e-mail to an external e-mail account. I have setup the e-mail notification configuration in the backup software and the w2k3 event log says it cannot be delivered. The PC clients in the domain run outlook (e-mail server on external server) and can send and receive e-mail without issue.
Do I have to install/setup an account on smtp server on the w2k3 system to allow the emails from the monitoring clients (like backup software) to be able to send reliably?