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SMTP Mail Server On A Local Server Running Server 2003

Posted on 2008-09-29
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Hello.  I am trying to set up SMTP on my local server.  I am on an intranet.  I've been reading a lot of the questions on here (including one I asked a long time ago, but didn't have many details), but I'm not seeing anything exact.

I have set up a Server 2003 machine.
I loaded the "E-mail Services" component.
I can see the "Default SMTP Vritual Server" directory in IIS Manager.
I can see the "Domains" directory below that.
The host name of the server is "pmcct2-2".  In the "Domains" properties, "pmcct2-2" is what is listed.

I use the attached mail script on any ASP hosting provider outside our intranet and it works fine.  However, I can not get it to work on our intranet.  I'm not really sure of the syntax for the "FROM" parameter in the script.  There is not a ".com" domain.
<%
Set myMail=CreateObject("CDO.Message")
myMail.Subject="Sending email with CDO"
myMail.From="test@pmcct2-2.com"
myMail.To="myemail@domain.com"
myMail.TextBody=request.Form("fm_message")
myMail.Send
set myMail=nothing
%>

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by:Andres Perales
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Do you have a firewall, if so, do you have the port open to send message traffice outside from that machine in your firewall?
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by:lshane
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Well, our company does have a firewall.  However, I can access the internet just fine and retrieve E-mail from my ISP's webmail and can also send E-mail OK.

I verified port 25 is selected on my webserver.

Not sure if that answers the question.
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Andres Perales earned 500 total points
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in that instance you are request the request for email.  the firewall will need to have a specific rule to allow that specific ip or machine to send to email to the outside.
Get with your firewall guys.
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