How to forward SBS 2003 'Monitoring/Performance Emails' to a different SMTP server on LAN?

Hello team,

I want to know if it is possible to forward SBS 2003's Monitoring & Performance Emails to a different SMTP server on LAN? This SBS 2003 does not have Exchange installed. Previously the emails were being relayed to Office365 using a SMTP Virtual server created on the SBS itself.

However, due to lack of TLS 1.1/1.2 support, SBS 2003 can no longer talk to Office365. I have now installed Server 2012 and have pointed the LOB applications and scanner to use this new server for email relay. Now I also want SBS 2003 to send the emails it generates to this new Server2012 but there are no such option apparently available.

Appreciate any help! Thanks,

Abid MuhammadIT ManagerAsked:
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
There is no option to do that...because if the integrated design, that all gets setup during the install.
And you only have about 60 days before the SBS 2003 server should be gone from the network as Server 2003 reaches EOL/EOS in July
You can within the iis SMTP configuration direct it to forward all emails it sees to a server that has the features you need. Under properties of the SMTP service, I think it is referenced as a smarthost, here you will enter the IP of the srv2012.  Make sure you configured the 2012 to allow the sbs to relay or your that exchange of email will be rejected.

 Not sure office365 requires TLS to accept external emails.  You are likely pointing to their internal server references.

I.e. Use the my format

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Abid MuhammadIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Hello Arnold,

Thanks for the tip. I had already configured the SMART host but with a FQDN of the local server instead of an IP address.

I further checked the 'help' and it suggested using the IP address enclosed in brackets [ x.x.x.x ] and it worked. All the emails from SBS are now being relayed to my other SMTP Virtual Server hosted on the same LAN on Server 2012-R2 and ultimately hitting Office 365 servers and landing in appropriate mailbox.

Thanks for your help. I had almost given up on this but glad it is working now :)

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