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SharePoint 2013 - Anonymous SMTP Setup

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We've recently deployed SharePoint 2013 on Windows 2012 R2 Environment.  

I want to setup SMTP server for outbound email so that user's can setup Alerts on the SharePoint portal.  I've managed to install the SMTP server on one of the WFE in the DMZ (We have 2 external WFE in the DMZ installed on hyper-v).  Anyways, I need to know how to configure

a) SMTP server
b) What needs to be added to the Internal DNS
c) Entries need for the external DNS

I Need to know how to get this working.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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not sure if you have checked these links.

steps in brief:

So You Need To Setup A SMTP Relay In Windows 2012 R2 - IIS 6
http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/78873-so-you-need-to-setup-a-smtp-relay-in-windows-2012-r2-iis-6

steps with details:

How to Setup and Configure the SMTP Service for Windows Server
http://blog.hyperfive.com/2013/07/how-to-setup-internal-smtp-service-for.html

regarding the internal and external DNS settings, better provide more details about the network toplogy and client requirements.
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As i specified,

I have sharepoint WFE1 sever in the DMZ, and internal WFE, SQL, Indexing server.  I installed SMTP Relay service on WFE1 which is in the DMZ and port 25 is open.  I configured the SMTP Virtual Server as follow:

1) General Tab - IP address - loopback
2) Access Tab - Authentication - Anonymous
3) Access Tab - Connection and Relay - All except the list below (Nothing in the list)
4) Delivery Tab - Outbound Security - Anonymous access
5) Delivery Tab - Outbound Connection - TCP Port 25
6) Delivery Tab - Advanced - Full Qualifed domain name - relay.mydomain.com (A record created on external DNS provider)
  * Do I need to use Smart Host? I am using rackspace as my email provider.

The goal is the have user's send SharePoint alerts to themselves if anything was updated in SharePoint.  I do not have exchange in-house.  

The only servers we have in house is as follow:

1) Active Directory
2) DNS
3) SharePoint/SQL/Indexing/Internal WFE/External WFE

Firewall is WatchGuard XTM505

Please advice.  

My thoughts were I could use smart host and have the mail relay to rackspace mx for delivery.  But I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  In step 4 above do I need to specify credentials of an rackspace email account?

Do I need to make some changes in IIS?
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