In this article, you will learn how to configure an SMTP relay (Smarthost) on your Windows Server 2019 with control panel Plesk
- Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server with Windows Server 2019 installed.
- You must be logged in via Remote Desktop Protocol as an administrator user.
- Installed Windows Plesk with MailEnable and an administrative user.
Step 1 – Log in to Windows using RDP
To follow this tutorial, you need to connect to your Windows Server using RDP.
Step 2 – Log in to Plesk Control panel
If you have a running Plesk server, simply browse https://plesk.example.com:8443 and log in as an administrator user. You may get a certificate warning as Plesk uses self-signed certificates to secure the connection. You can proceed to the web page as it is perfectly safe.
Step 3 – Configure the mail server
Click on the Windows icon and navigate to
Mail Enable -> MailEnable
A new screen will be opened and navigate to
MailEnable Management->Servers->localhost->SMTP, right-click on SMTP and open the
Properties of SMTP.
Smart Host tab and Select checkbox
Smart Host Enabled. Enter the following values by IP/Domain
587. Select checkbox
Domain smart hosting takes priority. Apply the changes by clicking on
Step 4 – Navigate to SMTP Settings in Plesk
On the left sidebar click on
Tools and Settings and open
External SMTP Server under Mail.
Check if the checkbox
Use the mail server installed with Plesk and the default mail account created by Plesk is selected. If not, then select this checkbox and click on
Congratulations, you have configured your Windows Server 2019 to send outgoing emails via the SMTP relay (Smarthost) of Snel.com.