I have everything setup properly for sending email inside the company. I have setup the employees with their SMTP address. I can send email to testuser@ex-cell-o.com, and it works just fine. What happens is that if I try to send email to my very own perosnal account, the email goes off to la-la land. I don't even get a message sent back to me stating that the message was undeliverable.

The way I want things to go is like this. All email sent should check the POP3 server on the AS400 for a mailbox. If none is found then route the mail out to the internet. I have my test pc setup with Eudora Light, and the SMTP server is defined as the AS400's host name (ex-cell-o.com). The SMTP server at my ISP is mail.wincom.net, and I tried sending email to sdonaghe@mail.wincom.net, but what it looks like is that since I defined the Eudora SMTP server as the AS400, and not mail.wincom.net, it doesn't know what to do with the mail, since that mailbox is not found at ex-cell-o.com (AS400 POP3).

Any ideas appreciated.



At 01:25 PM 10/7/97 -0500, you wrote:

At 03:26 PM 10/6/97 +0000, you wrote:

>I have successfully installed my POP3 server on my AS400, and it works
>great for sending email inside the company, but now I want to be able to
>send email out to the Internet. I have a Farallon Netopia ISDN router in
>place right now, and I can communicate to the Internet no problem, but what
>do I need to do to get the AS400 POP server to route the Internet mail to
>my ISP?.
>Here is a list of things I have done so far:
>- Setup the remote name server, to that of my ISP's DNS server. I can now
>ping using the www.domain.com names.
>- I have added a TCP/IP route to the Farallon router.
>Is there something in the AS400 for SMTP routing? I have looked in the
>redbooks, and have yet to find a good answer.

Seems to me you're already there. The POP3 server doesn't send mail, it only stores it. Email sent from a PC with, say, Eudora or Pegasus or whatever doesn't even touch the AS/400 POP3 server—it should just go straight out. Now, email from the AS/400 itself (are you using Office or JustMail?) needs some entries for SMTP, I think. This part is not really clear to me, yet. You might look into the TCP/IP Configuration and Reference.

OTOH, it's possible to embed destinations in the message. There're some particulars on this redirection facility in the TCP/IP Configuration and Reference.

AFAIK, you need to have a default route to anyt address set up on the AS/400—I won't swear to this, but it seemed to be the shortcut way that made our stuff work for the outside Internet.

Let us know what helps—I know I want to set up something similar at our sites.


Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2499
(612) 371-1111 x480


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