IIS8: Forward email

Hi All,

I recently setup a Windows 2012 R2 server with IIS8 and the SMTP feature.  I've pointed my MX record at the the servers public IP and need a bit of help on how I setup the SMTP side on the server.

In my Gmail account I would like to be able to send an email to test.name@mydomain.com, which would go to my new server, which forwards it onto my yahoo account test.name@yahoo.co.uk

Many thanks
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
Here is Microsoft's configuration article.

link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772058(v=ws.10).aspx


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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
Here is a good resource for understanding IIS's SMTP service (it hasn't really changed since 2003 & IIS 6).

link:  https://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/e2156172-7118-4ff2-9a6a-1b7dd52580fa.mspx?mfr=true

detox1978Author Commented:
Thanks for the links.

I was really hoping for the clicks i would need to make in order to setup an email forwarder.  I could bungle my way through it as there aren't that many options, however I want to ensure I don't leave myself opened to exploits like backscatter....
Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
OK, but in the first article, there is a 7 step list to follow.  It isn't any easier.

Since you are going to use your IIS SMTP services as your outer relay, you will be essentially setting up smart relaying.  Meaning your default domain should point to your internal email server endpoints.

The main thing to watch out for is that you do not leave any * references for a domain (default).  This makes you operate as an open relay.

You want to ensure that you relay only for supported domain(s).

After you go thru the setup, post the configuration and it can be double checked.  If you'd like.

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