smartermail 14.4 Enterprise to be used as connector for outgoing/incoming for many exchange servers
Question asked by Bilal Mahmood - November 11, 2015 at 6:35 AM
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i have managed to follow the document for incoming connector and it works. this one:
 
portal.smartertools.com/kb/a2669/configure-smartermail-as-a-free-gateway-server.aspx
 
For incoming, i changed the Mx record of the exchange domain to smartermail and configured smartermail as per document. and it worked for receiving mail for exchange and then sending to exchange.
 
BUT Following the doc, Not working for outgoing gateway (relay?) however..
 
anybody have any ideas?

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More info.. i added exchange mail domain's IP address in "SMTP Authentication bypass and voila! it started working.
I will report more whatever i find.
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That way you have opened that IP number for relaying. An other way is to create 1 domain and a user to use AUTH so you can use the SM server as smarthost.
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@Richard Frank: what benefits would we gain with that?
What will smarter mail then do that it's not doing with this non authenticated smtp? Like it will scan for antivirus and spam before sending the mails out only when authenticated?
Or if someone knew what we have done they could then spoof the white listed ip and start relaying?
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imho it's more flexible. ie with change IP numbers from a server. Or throttling, scanning etc.
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Richard, which means smartermail how to doc is not on par. it really needs to be re-written. why couldnt it be clear about outgoing option just as how clear it was for incoming gateway.
I was amazed how brilliantly simple smartermail is when you compare it to exchange, but i think the thing that kills smartermail is their extra expensive "ActiveSync" dependence. Only if they didnt care for outlook and provided their API for PC/Mac client software and Mobile app so their calendars and address books etc can be fully synced, it could be a GOLDEN server. but i dont see vision from smartermail, looks like they have stopped visioning thinking they already did the best they could.. im unhappy that i couldnt convince my clients to forget exchange and go with smartermail because of this VERY thing.

Sadly, this month i will be forced to (dont want to) deploy about 5 exchange servers which are pain in the rear for their expesnive and cumbersome licensing and fragility!
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I do migrate a lot of my customers from MS Exchange to SM, and I do sell ActiveSync with it. Outlook 2013 and later work together perfectly. And the costs are less than a separate MS Exchange server.
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JUST to inform all smartermail users. ActiveSync does NOT work for Global Address List and Shared Calendars. a HUGE problem with lots of disappointment.
Its not about outlook, they do not work even with WebDav/CalDav/CardDav aware client software like eM client. Smartermail knows about this for years and there is nothing being done about it. If you do more than emailing, smartermail may not be for you..
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Paul Blank Replied
Sadly, well aware of this, Bilal. Have lost one SM account as a result of this issue (and others).

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