Hexamail - Setting up Lotus Notes server

Lotus Notes r4

In order to have Notes coexist with Hexamail you need to make Notes listen to another port besides port 25 (the SMTP mail default port). Let Hexamail listen on port 25 and then tell Hexamail to forward mail on to Notes.

Here are the steps to have Notes and Hexamail coexist:

Move Notes to another port.
1) You will need to be running Notes 4.61, and not r5. From the release notes for version 4.61, here is how you change the port:

    SPR# HAT3KELTE - Added an SMTP MTA NOTES.ini variable to change TCP/IP port SMTP MTA uses so the MTA can run on a partitioned server. This is controlled by an untested .ini variable, SMTPMTA_IPPORT, used to change the TCP/IP port 25 on which SMTP MTA listens. See "untested .ini variables" for more information.


2) Change the SMTPMTA_IPPORT value to be 2500.
3) Stop and restart your Notes server.

Install and Configure Hexamail
1) Install Hexamail
2) You will now need to set the SMTP Server setting in Hexamail. If you are installing Hexamail on Windows, the setup program will ask you for the TCP/IP and port of your mail server during the configuration Wizard, or you can change this by opening the administration interface and setting the port on the SMTP Server settings page.
3) Next, set Hexamail SMTP Relay settings to point to your newly configured port.

    127.0.0.1 2500