Email, unauthenticated SMTP for Campus printers, web services, etc...
This page contains information about outbound-relays (aka Express-SMTP), an email service for on-campus IP addresses.
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This SMTP server allows computers or devices in the campus IP network to send "outbound" email without authenticating, hence your device doesn't need a NetID and password to send email. The device or service needs to be properly configured and have a campus IP or be connected to campus via the VPN service.
Who can use Outbound-Relays to send outgoing messages
Any computer, printer, web service or email client in the campus IP space can use Outbound-Relays to send outbound email messages.
Configure your on-campus printer or other device to use Outbound-Relays
requires an encrypted connection:
|reply email address:||A valid, deliverable email address OR 'email@example.com'. (Email sent to no-reply is discarded by the email relays.)|
Limits: Since this is a shared resource on the campus, there is a limit of 50 connections per server and 100 messages per connection.
Configure a desktop email client to use Outbound-Relays to send outgoing messages
It is best to use the default configuration for Exchange/Outlook(faculty, staff, grads) and Google Apps (undergrads). However, if your computer is on "campus only" then you can configure your client to use the express SMTP by substituting outbound-relays.techservices.illinois.edu for the outgoing email server. See the email client instructions for specific instructions.