Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

configure smtp to relay using port 465

Posted on 2012-12-29
2
Medium Priority
?
2,207 Views
Last Modified: 2012-12-30
I have windows 2008 with smtp enabled. I merely want to send sharepoint alerts out to email addresses external to the network but I have a dynamic comcast ip address. So to avoid blacklisting, I want to relay my smtp outgoing mail to comcast's email server using my comcast credentials and have them send my email out.

It seems as though I'm supposed to use port 465 or 587 if necessary, but not port 25 as they block outgoing transmissions using port 25.

 How do I set my smtp server to relay over port 465 or 587?

In my advanced outgoing settings, I have my smtp server's name as the FQDN (machinename.domain.com). I have set it to not try and send mail itself and have set the smart host address to mail.comcast.net. On my router, under port forwarding I opened up ports 465 and 587. To get it to send it to the smarthost using port 465 (comcast recommended), I tried making the smarthost address mail.comcast.net:465, but anytime I add a port number it tells me invalid domain name.
0
Comment
Question by:BobHavertyComh
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
jessc7 earned 2000 total points
ID: 38730048
Go back to the properties of your SMTP Server. Click the "Delivery" tab, then click "Outbound connections..." on the bottom. In the popup, you should see "TCP Port" on the bottom. Change this to 465 if that is the port you need.
0
 
LVL 9

Author Closing Comment

by:BobHavertyComh
ID: 38730685
Thank you, don't know why I didn't see that.
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for Admins - 7 Day Trial

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you troubleshoot Outlook for clients, you may want to know a bit more about the OST file before doing your next job. IMAP can cause a lot of drama if removed in the accounts without backing up.
I don't pretend to be an expert at this, but I have found a few things that are useful. I hope that sharing them here will help others, so they will not have to face some rather hard choices. Since I felt this to be a topic of enough importance and…
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…

670 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question