configure exchange smtp virtual connector to allow sending when no authentication exists
Posted on 2008-10-15
Using exchange standard edition- 2003.
windows server 2003.
I have a Network timeclock that my employees punch in / out. - the timeclock sends us an email at the end of the week to give me the report of their hours.
till recently, We were using our ISPs email server to send out , e.g, mail.bellsouth.net (pop mail)
We recently switched to a full T1 instead of DSL, and don't use Pop- we use the exchange server.
The new T1 Service does NOT SUPPORT pop servers.
all emails are now routed via our exchange server. The Network Timeclock does not login to the active directory / Domain controllers so it does not authenticate- it strickly a hardware device with limited software settings for LAN, Gateway, Mail Settings for outgoing ,etc.
when i try to send our weekly timeclock reports via the exchange servers ( the error is : it cant authenticate with the smtp server)
I believe this is because the timeclock is nothing more than a hardware device with a network plug that only connects into our LAN. but does not actually have a place to logint in to the Server.
Is there any work-around for sending our reports from the Network Timeclock using our Exchange Server without having to actually authenticate?