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itai weisman
Super Advisor

configuration of mail client

hello
does anyone know what should I do in order to configure an OpenVms (6.2 AXP) server so it could send mails (using windows exchange smtp server)
using ucx 4.2 ECO6...
thanks
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Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: configuration of mail client

Itai,

you need to configure SMTP first (using @UCX$CONFIG).

Then set up an alternate SMTP server to send outgoing mails to:

$ UCX SET CONF SMTP/GATE=(ALTERNATE=smtp-server-name)

Make sure the Exchange SMTP server name can be translated to an IP address (UCX SHOW HOST ...)

The restart SMTP (UCX$SMTP_SHUTDOWN and UCS$SMTP_STARTUP).

Volker.
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: configuration of mail client

If you're looking to run OpenVMS as a mail client for connecting into a remote mail server and not running a local mail server, that's not implemented with the TCP/IP Services package.

The MAIL client works with a local mail server, and not with a remote mail server. No ESMTP and no port 587, etc.

You'll need to use an add-on tool such as the web mail component of the Mozilla Communicator software suite, or various freeware mail clients.

Or use a web browser and the web interface of Microsoft Exchange, if that is enabled.

Or do what Volker suggests, and configure SMTP and the SMTP server.

For more details on how to do this, both OpenVMS and TCP/IP Services documentation sets are available here:

http://www.hp.com/go/openvms/doc/

The TCP/IP Services management and configuration manual is the starting point for most things involving setting up that product.