Configuring Domino to send and receive mail over SMTP
Setting up a Domino server as an SMTP server consists of enabling two separate tasks: a listener task and a routing task. Enabling the SMTP Listener allows a server to receive mail over SMTP. Enabling SMTP routing lets the Domino Router send mail to other servers using SMTP. You enable SMTP routing to destinations within the local Internet domain separately from SMTP routing to external destinations. It's also possible to enable SMTP routing on a server without enabling the Listener task, and vice-versa.

For example, to support POP3 and IMAP clients, which use SMTP to send mail, you must have at least one internal server running the SMTP Listener task. However, the server does not have to use SMTP when transferring messages it receives over SMTP to the next hop on the routing path. After the server has accepted a message over SMTP, it can use Notes routing to transfer the message to other servers.

By default, Domino uses Notes routing only and is not configured for SMTP routing. To have Domino use SMTP to send and receive mail, do the following:

If you intend to allow users to access mail from POP3 or IMAP mail clients, you must install and enable these access protocols on users' mail servers. By default, Domino supports only Notes client access.

For information about using POP3 mail, refer to "The POP3 service." For information about using IMAP mail, see "The IMAP service."

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