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SMTP server alerts on WS2012E


Jason
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Trying to setup email alerts for my Adaptec RAID controller in MaxView Storage Manager.  Unfortunately it appears that most of these apps only support non-SSL smtp email over port 25.  Seems everything else moving toward SSL SMTP over port 465, etc.  Trying to avoid setting up an e-mail server on my WS2012E box to relay email alerts.

 

How are others working around this?

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We run into this often in our lab testing environment. We finally had to setup a Lab Mail server to handle the traffic.

 

I have not had time to research, but I wonder if this would/could work;

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/pc/microsoft-exchange-online-email-for-business-b-FX104055982.aspx

 

Its $4 per month, but you wouldn't have to set it up.

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I have gotten around the problem by using my web hosting provider 1 and 1 which supports it,  It might be worth a few bucks a year to find a private email provider that lets you use port 25.

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I have gotten around the problem by using my web hosting provider 1 and 1 which supports it,  It might be worth a few bucks a year to find a private email provider that lets you use port 25.

 

Good point. Wonder if 1and1.com's web hosting starter package alone would be enough to support this for low cost if I won't be hosting a site.  Never seeked out port 25 support before.  A niche need.

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My ISP won't allow outbound port 25 at all.

 

I have a business internet account so no ports are blocked in/outbound.  They defer to the user to manage their own ports (a plus).  But when it comes to using non-SSL SMTP alerts on default SMTP port 25, it's unsupported.  I wish all software just supported SSL.

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I just use my ISP's SMTP server...

 

Me too. My email server sends emails out through my ISP on an alternate port; 675 or something like that. I did have to configure my ISP account to allow specific email addresses to use that port. At least they allow it at all.

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