It’s now possible to serve SMTP clients via Exchange Online-meaning you can have mail originating outside the online environment. I’ve had a few people ask me about this and the use has always been so that automated applications can send mail via Exchange Online…such as an SQL server auto sending a report etc.
To connect the SMTP client to Exchange Online you’ll need to give it the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) which will be:
- North America: Smtp.mail.microsoftonline.com
- Europe: Smtp.mail.emea.microsoftonline.com
- Asia Pacific: Smtp.mail.apac.microsoftonline.com
You’ll also need to use Port 587 and TLS (Transport Layer Security).
Full info can be found over at the Technet BPOSitive blog.
Yet another great new feature that serves to make Exchange Online and BPOS a great choice for companies of all kinds & sizes…