To set up Email Report Server/400 to bounce emails off of a true internet SMTP host system:
  1. Set up TCP/IP routing:
    1. On a command line, type GO CFGTCP.
    2. Choose 2. Work with TCP/IP routes.
    3. Set up the *DFTROUTE routing entry to route TCP/IP traffic to the internet. If you need help setting up a *DFTROUTE IP routing entry, see your network administrator. 
  2. Set up the iSeries to see a valid Internet DNS server:
    1. On a command line, type GO CFGTCP.
    2. Choose 12. Change TCP/IP domain information.
    3. In Domain name server Internet address, type a valid Internet DNS server IP address. If you need help setting up a DNS server entry, see your network administrator. 
  3. Ping the internet host name from the iSeries command line:

    PING smtp.earthlink.net

    You will see a ping reply and the IP address of the server.

  4. Set the Email Report Server/400 SMTP host. The following example sets email to bounce off an Earthlink mail server:

    RJSERS/ERSHOST OPTION(*SET) SMTPHOST('smtp.earthlink.net')

    Email Report Server/400 can now route emails via your SMTP mail server DNS address.


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Last Modified On: December 10, 2016