Exchange mailbox question

Using Exchange 2013

I have a number of email addresses that I want to use for automation (e.g, network scanner to email scans, application reporting...).

These addresses will send but not receive email (also want each task to have it's own address)

Should I set each one up as it's own mailbox?  Or something with Send as with shared mailboxes or distribution lists?  Or something else?
JC_ITAsked:
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Wayne88Commented:
If you configure internal IP addresses to be able to relay emails through the Exchange server then you don't need to have an actual physical mail box.  For example, in our office selected devices are allowed to use the SMTP in Exchange without having to login (relaying).  So we can actually put anything for the email address as the sender and Exchange will just relay the emails.  I believe this is what you're trying to achieve.

So for examples, you can set the copier as copier@abc.com and scanner as scanner@abc.com, etc.  Exchange doesn't care and the recipient will know where the email was sent from.

Please see the following articles on how to set relaying:

Exchange 2013 - how to configure an internal relay connector

Exchange 2013 - Allowing a Host/IP to Relay Mail
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Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
It depends on who you will be sending these emails to.  Will you be sending to external email addresses?
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JC_ITAuthor Commented:
The emails would all be to internal addresses.
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Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
1. Enable verbose logging on all send and receive connectors
2. Create a new receive connector and call name is something unique to the type of email you'll be relaying
3. Specify the LAN IP of the application server in the 'Remote IP Ranges' field
4. Check the TLS box under the Authentication tab
5. Check the Anonymous box in the Permissions Group tab

That should be it if you're only relaying to internal addresses.  If you ever want to send to external, run this command:

Get-ReceiveConnector <Connector Name> | Add-ADPermission -User "NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON" -ExtendedRights "ms-Exch-SMTP-Accept-Any-Recipient"

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If troubleshooting is required, check the SMTPReceive logs here:

%ExchangeInstallPath%TransportRoles\Logs\Hub\ProtocolLog\SmtpReceive
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