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Document ID:4630
Subject:Setting up a smart host in Xeams
Creation date:12/14/15 4:35 PM
Last modified on:12/14/15 4:35 PM


Smart Host


A smart host is a type of mail relay server which allows an SMTP server to route e-mail to an intermediate mail server rather than directly to the recipient?s server.

This feature has been enhanced in build 5714. Earlier builds only accepted a host name for Smart host and assumed the other SMTP server always listened on port 25 and did not require authentication. Starting from build 5714 you can specify a port other than 25 as well as user id/password.

Steps for build 5714 and newer

  • Login to Admin Console
  • Click Manage Smart Host under Server Configurationmenu
  • Specify host, port, user id, password and the security type expected by the smart host server
  • Click Save
It is important to understand that a smart host is only used for out-bound emails (where destination is NOT a local domain).

Steps for build 5713 and earlier

  • Login to Admin Console
  • Click Manage Host File under Server Configurationmenu
  • Add ALLDOMAINS for Domain Name and the IP address for the smart host.  Refer to the image below.

  • Click the Add button to save




User comments

Posted by Tom Sheckells on 2/24/16 7:58 PM

I have been using a smarthost to send mail for a while (Sendgrid.com has been a great outbound mail relay. It's free for relatively small volumes - under 12000/month). Now, I have a VPS that I can start using direct sends. Is there a way to disable the Smarthost in Xeams without deleting all of my configuration information while I test to make sure everything works as expected?

Posted by Deepak Singh on 3/28/16 6:53 AM

I am using exim as my mail server, now my problem is in this section for domain based smarthost. e.g. all the mails for gmail.com has to sent by smart host "A", for yahoo.com has to be sent by smarthost "B" and rest mails from smarthost "C". Please suggest where I can specify them?


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