How to enable SMTP outbound authentication

Here is a Quick Tip-   Many smarthosts require that you authenticate before you can relay your mail to them. Unfortunately, the SBS dev team did not add an authentication window to the Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW). You have to do this manually, but do not worry… it is very easy:   Open Exchange System Manager, drill down to Connectors, right-click the SMTP connector and select properties. On the Properties screen click on the Advanced tab, go to Outbound Security and type the logon info of your ISP.   By the way, if you want to learn … Continue reading How to enable SMTP outbound authentication

Please turn off all electronic equipment for takeoff

Sorry this has nothing to do with SBS, but I really need to get it out of my chest. As I mentioned in my last blog article I went to Toronto for the local SMB Nation mini summit. It was sooo cool to finally meet in person many of my MVP friends and community members, I really got many memorable moments there (and some even have pictures attached to them!). However, all that “magic” ended abruptly when I got inside the airplane… Ok. Let me start by admitting that I’m not really a frequent “air” traveler… I normally travel about 3-4 … Continue reading Please turn off all electronic equipment for takeoff

Going to Toronto

Most of you may already know that there is an SMB Nation Summit on Toronto on Jan 11 (read more about it on Susan’s blog). I’m happy to say that I will be attending the event and I hope that you will too (I’m cutting 2 days off my vacations and flying from San Juan to Toronto and then going to Philly… so don’t tell me about distances, work, etc.) Seriously, this is a great opportunity to learn more about SBS, have fun and meet a lot of people (plus its great to be able to “speak SBS” for a while). I’m looking forward to meet many SBSers … Continue reading Going to Toronto