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    Default [SOLVED] Lost connection while receiving the initial server greeting

    While trying to set up a smart relay, I've followed the instructions found at
    Outgoing SMTP Authentication - Zimbra :: Wiki

    I've ran the following (where is replaced by the mail host I'm using):

    I've created the relay_password file, and ran postmap on it.

    zmprov ms zimbraMtaRelayHost

    postconf -e smtp_sasl_password_maps=hash:/opt/zimbra/conf/relay_password
    postconf -e smtp_sasl_auth_enable=yes
    postconf -e smtp_cname_overrides_servername=no
    postconf -e smtp_use_tls=yes
    postconf -e smtp_sasl_mechanism_filter=plain,login
    postconf -e smtp_sasl_security_options=noanonymous
    postconf -e smtp_tls_security_level=may

    postfix reload

    However, even after doing all those, I'm still getting the error lost connection with[] while receiving the initial server greeting

    I've tried sending via thunderbird with this host and i am able to send email: using port 587, secure authentication unchecked, Connection Security: STARTTLS

    Are there any way I can get more details on what is failing? Thanks.

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    Forgot to mention, the mail server I'm trying to connect to is running MS Exchange.
    I'm able to use the same settings to connect successfully to gmail, but still no luck with Exchange. I've removed the relay passwords settings and still get the same error - so I'm guessing it failed even before the authentication...

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    I'm also having this issue when sending email to ms exchange server from zcs 7.1.4

    how this was solved?

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