Create the Outgoing User

The first thing you need to do is to create an outgoing user. There are three authentication options:

  • IP authentication
  • all traffic from all domains that come from this authenticated IP is logged on the outgoing user domain that the IP is assigned to

  • Credential Based Authentication (SMTP AUTH):
    • Domain authentication
    • User authentication
  • We recommend using Credential Based Authenticating, entering the username and password you have, then all mail to that domain is going to route through the connector regardless of what IP address it comes from.

Using outgoing user authentication requires you to configure your MTA to authenticate with a user and a password for each domain.

  1. Log in to the Mail Assure Control Panel
  2. Navigate to the domain you added (see Add a Domain first, if you have not yet added the domain)
  3. If you use IP authentication (described below) we advise that you create a domain specifically for this. For example, you can use your server hostname as the domain. This domain can then be used for logging and statistical purposes).

  4. In the Outgoing panel on the Dashboard, click on Manage users
  5. Either:
    1. Add an Authenticating User - Add the outgoing user's Username and Password in the Authenticating User tab
    2. or

    3. Add an Athenticating IP or range - Add the IP address or range of the sending mail server (log into the server to find this out) in the Authenticating IP or range tab
    4. or

    5. Add an Authenticating domain - Add the Domain name and Password in the Authenticating Domain tab
  6. Click on Add and configure
  7. Edit the required Outgoing user settings. For example, you can configure outgoing connection limits, the Identification header, and various other settings
  8. We advise that an Identity header is set for all outgoing traffic - this makes monitoring and taking action against spammers much easier.

  9. Click Save

For more information on the settings available see Manage Outgoing Users.

See also: Set up Outgoing User Authentication for Multiple Domains Sending from the Same IP Address