[thelist] CFMAIL: Relaying question

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Tue Aug 12 08:07:30 CDT 2003

From: "Dan Slater" <dslater at zunch.com>
Subject: [thelist] CFMAIL: Relaying question

: However, while the website, let's call it "site1.com" is hosted
: by us, the cfmail requests are being sent to a different
: domain "site2.com" - which is NOT hosted by us.
: This results in the obvious relaying problem.  The
: "from" and "to" addresses are not recognized as local
: to the mail server.
: And to make things even more confusing (to me anyways) -
: the administrator of the exchange box has it setup to use
: Active Directory Users and Computer instead of creating
: accounts in exchange.

If you are using Exchange 2000, then that's how it works. Mailboxes are an
attribute of the user now. Users are stored in AD, not in Exchange (which
makes sense IMHO. MS has been moving away from creating accounts in every
single server product, to single signon, for quite a few years. So, instead
of having an account in Exchange, an account in SQL Server, and a Windows
account, you have the single account. That simplifies account management,
allows a single set of account policies (eg password expiration, complexity
etc), and simplifies the solution to the problem of "lost passwords" etc.

: Does anyone know if there is a way to allow relaying of ALL
: email requests from a particular IP address or computer on an
: internal network, and in this configuration?

This can be done using the Exchange System Manager tool. You need to drill
down to the server, and then the SMTP protocol. Managing the SMTP server
part is then pretty much the same as administering the IIS built-in SMTP
server. You can allow certain IP addresses to relay mail.



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