Email concept from devices

Dear Experts,

one of contractor technicians put a device on the network and the device is sending emails to our common mailbox. Can you please explain to me how is he able to set the email portion on the device and what are the requirements. I will have more devices soon and I want to do the same thing.
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SR ZakNetwork Solutions Asked:
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kulboyCommented:
Can you give some more info on this?  What devices, to what smtp server, tools?
StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
Your question is very vague please explain in further detail
Amit KumarCommented:
On device side it depends which device you have. On Exchange side you will have to create a relay connector which will allow your device to route mails through Exchange. Rest explain your infra and provide details about device.

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SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
The device is an environment monitoring device?

The device will be given internal IP and an email address to send alerts. I don't know what else to explain I just want a way to have this done. That's why I am here to get guidance.
Amit KumarCommented:
Ok.. so create an receive connector on your Hub transport server and allow device's IP in this. then you will be able to send e-mail from device.

FOllow this article to create Relay/receive connector.

And to allow anonymous if need follow this guide.
StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
Ok then the application will probably have the following configs

Email server - DNS name of email server
Port - 25
From address - device@domain.com
To address - user@donain.com

Username - Domain username
Password - Password

Your Exchange environment must already of been configured (receive connector) to be able to receive these
Amit KumarCommented:
Agree, I forgot to mention this one... this time spot on Stuart
kulboyCommented:
what is the device like?   What parameters can you give?  Without this information it is impossible to give you guidance..
HariomExchange ExpertsCommented:
What type of emails is sending to your common mailbox ?  Network Monitoring alerts ?

If yes than you will have option given by Stuart & Amit Kumar
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
our company has an smtp IP ADDRESS . Do I still need to create a connector in exchange?
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
Does the email need to be created as a mailbox or can I just put any email like alert@domain.com.

I am sorry guys I am still learning how to do things. But this is something I need so it can send alerts to a comman IT mailbox.
Amit KumarCommented:
Better you create mailbox for Alert@domain.com, if you are sending e-mails to outside of org. It will help you to recognize your domain externally, also if required authentication. You can hide this mailbox from GAL.
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
What happens if there is no mailbox? will the email still go through?
Amit KumarCommented:
Yes!
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
Note that these alert will go to outside company individuals.Here what I will do after reading all the comments. Amit and stuart a big thank u.

on the device:

I assign the device ip address on the LAN. On the email tab I put an email address alert@domain.Com.

Under SMTP tab I will put the ip address and port 25.

On the exchange server:

I will go to the transport hub --create a new receiving connector and add the ip address of the device.

Is there any thing else to it?
StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
You need to select the correct option under the permissions group tab on your new receive connector, in your case anonymous.
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