Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Use SMTP outbound authentication to relay hosts in Lotus Notes Domino 8

A new features in Lotus Notes Domino 8 is the ability to use Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) outbound authentication (SMTP AUTH) to relay hosts. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) usually only allow authenticated Lotus Notes Domino users/servers to relay email through their Lotus Domino servers. When using the SMTP outbound authentication feature, you don't have to worry about that.

  1. Make sure you already have a Configuration Settingsdocument for the Lotus Domino server(s) to be configured.To set up the SMTP outbound authentication feature in Lotus Notes Domino 8, follow these simple steps:
  2. From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab and expand the Messaging section.
  3. Click Configurations.
  4. Select the Configuration Settings document for the Lotus Domino mail server or servers you want to administer, and click Edit Configuration.
  5. Now click the Router/SMTP - Basics tab.
  6. In the field labeled Use authentication when sending messages to the relay host, choose one of these:
    • Required: This checks whether the Lotus Domino 8 server can authenticate. If the server cannot authenticate, no attempt is made to try a unauthenticated session.
    • Enabled: This determines whether the Lotus Domino 8 server can authenticate. If it cannot, an attempt is made to try an unauthenticated session.
    • Disabled: The SMTP authentication feature is disabled. Authentication is not attempted.
  7. Specify the SMTP account name in the Name field, and the SMTP password in the Password field.
  8. Type the host name into the field labeled: Relay host for messages leaving the local Internet domain.
  9. Click Save and then Close to complete the setup.

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