How to allow few printers/scanners relay mails on exchange server?

All these printers and scanners are located at office. A MS exchange 2003 server was using for mail sending/receiving for a group of 50+ staff. Some printers do not support authenticatat ion, so I am thinking allow them to relay mails from the exchange server. All these printers are located at the same network segment (192.168.100.x/24) as exchange server.But for users that want to send mail, they have to be authenticated, btw,how to configure it in exchange?

Those users also wanted to send/receive while away from office.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
All you need to do is open up the Exchange Management Console and create a "Receive Connector".

- Expand Server Configuration
- Click Hub Transport
- Right click the Hub Transport server, "New Receive Connector"
- Give it a Name
- Use Custom
- Provide the Network segment
- Remove All Authentication
- Under Permission Groups Select Exchange Users and Anonymous Users
- Add the IP addresses of the printers to this receive connector

The printer will then be able to send email from the printer unauthenticated.

Hope this helps
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Hi Spec01,

This is MS Exchange 2003 server.
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Add printers to the relay list.  SMTP by default allows clients that authenticate regardless of it being on relay list or not.
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Hi mnkhawaja,

You meant in SMTP Virtual server > access tab; In relay section, type in the printer IP one-by-one?

Does this means that if the user's desktop IP not listed in the Relay, then, they have to provide valid user name/password in order to send/receive mail? Regardless of whether they are in the office network or via Internet?
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Hi Mnkhawaja,

Can you reply?
wyliecoyoteukIT directorCommented:
Adding the printer IP address of the printer to the smtp anonymous relay will allow the printer to send email to the exchange server, which will relay it to the specified destination.
Your users are allowed to relay by default, but they do not use smtp, they connect to the exchange server using mapi.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
MichaelBalackAuthor Commented:
Yes, it work
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.