When is a smart host and/or an SMTP Connector necessary? Emails not going out.
Posted on 2007-04-02
I need some guidance/reminders on how to setup an SMTP connector on a SBS 2003 box.
To the best of my knowledge, you only have to set up a smart host if you have something inbetween your server and the 'outside world'...a virus/spam scanner for example. If you are just delivering emails directly from your Exchange box to the outside world, you do not need a smart host. For that matter, you shouldn't need an SMTP connector either.
Can someone confirm that for me?
I am on site at a new client, and emails are not going out. They do not stay stuck in the outbox, nor do they appear in the queue. Also, no NDRs return.
Right now, there is an SMTP Connector that has a smart host that goes to my ISPs mail server. Is that necessary?