Exchange & SMTP
Posted on 2011-03-22
I know next to nothing about Exchange however i've recently been asked to setup an Exchange server in a test network we have here..
I've installed Exchange 2010 on a Server 2008 R2 machine and got it configured for basic services.
It doesn't need to be able to send or receive mail externally it will just be used internally for scan to email type testing.
I've managed to send and receive email from my test account to my test account using Microsoft Outlook from a Windows 7 test machine.
I've also managed to send a very basic email via SMTP however i had some strange issues with this.
When telnetting to the server and trying to send SMTP mail certain users worked and others didn't.
ie. 'mail from:email@example.com' worked but 'mail from:firstname.lastname@example.org' gave a 'Unrecognized command' error.
user2 is the test account i used and can send and receive email fine using an Outlook client but can't send from SMTP? (however it can receive from SMTP....)
Anyway my aim is to open up SMTP authentication so that any print device etc that's connected to the network can be pointed to the server and communicate.
I have no idea where to start with this, do i need to create an account that the printers will all use to authenticate and then another account that can be checked for emails by the users? Or is it possible to open authentication completely so that SMTP can be sent from any address without the account actually even existing?
The test network is firewalled off from our corporate WAN so really not worried about security.
Happy to be pointed to documentation etc as you can see my knowledge currently is almost nill.