Friday, 20 September 2013

Configuring Outgoing Mail Server SMTP Settings for Samsung Printers using the SyncThru HTTP Interface


Background
This article describes the SMTP configuration process of a Samsung CLX-6260FR (and similar printers) via the SyncThru HTTP management interface to enable the printer to send email anonymously through a Microsoft Exchange Server.

By configuring SMTP settings, you can take advantage of using the printers to:-

  • Converts FAX to emails (reducing printer consumable usage)
  • Receive FAX Send/Receive confirmations by Email (Improve audit trail)
  • Send detailed Printer Status notifications (such as low toner, paper, jam and faults) to a specified account 
  • Receive regular status reports via email such as print volumes (Good for keeping track of your printer contracts and usage by end-users!)

My Environment
Printers (For this article, we assume these printers have already been configured for the network):
  • Samsung CLX-9251 (Firmware Version 6.M6.10)
  • Samsung CLX-6260FR (Firmware Version 4.00.01.43)
  • Samsung CLP670ND (Firmware Version V2.20.01.51)
Mail Server:  Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3 (SBS-2008) (Version No: 8.3 [How to Get Exchange Server Version via PowerShell])

Instructions
  1. Open the Samsung Printer's 'SyncThru' HTTP Admin interface (http://[Printer_IPAddress]/
  2. Click Log In and enter the username and password (default: admin/sec00000)
  3. Click the Settings option in the top navigational menu and select Network Settings
  4. Select Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) on the left menu.
  5. Under SMTP Server text box, specify the IP address of your Mail Server e.g: 192.168.1.10
  6. Enter your SMTP Port Number (Default: 25)
  7. Under the Advanced heading on the Default [From:] Address field, enter a suitable address such as noreply@YourDomain.com (this address does not have to exist)
  8. Then hit the Save button at the top of the screen to save your settings.
  9. Hit the Test button under SMTP Configuration Test to check your settings are working correctly. Don't worry if this fails this first time (the test failed for me when sending anonymously!) as you may have to configure the associated Exchange Server's Receive Connector (you did set one up right?) to bypass Exchange's AntiSpam Hub Transport Configuration OR alternatively, you could specify an Exchange account's log in credentials under the SMTP Login Information section by ticking SMTP Requires Authentication box and entering your Login ID (DOMAIN\UserName) and Password and then hitting Save and Test again. 



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