Windows 7 as SMTP relay

Posted on 2012-09-10
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I have installed iis 7 via the web pi.  I need to setup smtp as a relay for our hp laserjet 9000mfp which will only direct itself to a local smtp relay.  How do I configure smtp on windows 7 with our domain information to relay the scans to email?
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If you have IIS, then you can configure SMTP as follows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772058%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Windows 7 doesn't have a built-in SMTP server.  You will need to install a third party application to run SMTP on Windows 7.  Here is a free SMTP server for Windows: http://www.softstack.com/freesmtp.html

Here are some other options as well: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30076/need-a-lightweight-free-windows-smtp-server
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I may not have been clear.  I have SMTP server in IIS.  I need to configure it so my HP Laserjet 9000MFP can send email out through it.  Currently, I have a domain name hosted with Comcast and can send and receive email via outlook.  My MFP doesn't see my computer as the smtp server though.  How can i set SMTP server via IIS to allow this?
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You need to configure your printer to point to your Windows 7 box. On that machine make sure you have port 25 open.

From HP900 manual:
Use the following methods to find the IP addresses of the SMTP and LDAP servers that the digital sending function uses.
Using Find Send Gateways
On the touch screen of the graphical display:
1 Touch Menu.
2 Touch Configure Device.
3 Touch Sending.
4 Touch E-mail.
5 Touch Find Send Gateways. The product searches your local network to try to determine the IP address of the SMTP
gateway and the IP address of the LDAP server and displays the results on the touch screen. If the SMTP server or LDAP
server is outside of your local network, the Find Send Gateways function will probably not be successful.
Using your e-mail client
Because most e-mail clients also use SMTP to send e-mail and LDAP to address email messages, you might be able to find
the hostname of the SMTP gateway and LDAP server by looking at the settings of your e-mail client. For example, in Microsoft
Outlook, you can find the hostname by clicking Tools, selecting Services, highlighting the server, and then clicking
Properties. In many cases, the SMTP and LDAP servers are contained under one hostname. Once you have the hostname,
you can find its IP address by using the following procedure:
1 At your computer, open the Command Prompt (also known as MS-DOS Prompt).
2 Type nslookup followed by the hostname (for example, nslookup hostname).
3 Press ENTER.
When you have found the IP address of the SMTP and LDAP servers, use them to configure digital sending. The embedded
Web access server, HP Web JetAdmin, or the control panel can be used to do this.

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I found a solution on my own.  Thanks anyway.

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The other suggestions offered had already been tried however I had already been through those options.

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