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How to configure IIS SMTP to forward ALL inbound email to ANOTHER domain

Posted on 2008-11-19
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27

How does one configure IIS6 (Windows 2003 server) to forward ALL email to another domain?

I have a web application which runs on a web server.  This sends emails using CDO using the (fictitious) domain Mydomain.com.  For anti-spam filter reasons the MX record for Mydomain.com points at this server.

I need to be able to forward all emails received to Mydomain.com on to MyOtherdomain.com.  E.g. sending an email to fred@mydomain.com gets forwarded to fred@MyOtherdomain.com which is hosted on a different ISP/Server.

I do not have Exchange;  it's a bog-standard IIS6 box running on the web server edition of W2k5.

Is this possible with IIS' SMTP server?  If not, recommendations please.


Question by:GlennGilbert
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meverest earned 2000 total points
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what you are describing is recipient address rewriting.

you can't do that with IIS smtp server.

there are plenty of alternatives - fee: mdaemon, mailenable, and many more.  free: postfix, sendmail, and many more.


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Many thanks.  

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