Help with forcing outgoing smtp 25 to VIP address

  • Hello,

    i've been attempting to force our email server to use a VIP address for outgoing with no luck.

    here's what i've attempted thus far:

    1. created nat port forwards\rules, outbound nat, from our email server to the VIP address 173.x.x.90.

    no matter how i try to implement it, the 25 traffic still goes through our default wan IP of 173.x.x.89.

    below are our manual outgoing rules for NAT


    Interface Source         Source Port Destination Destination Port NAT Address NAT Port Static Port Description
    WAN       *                     *       *               *               *              YES  Auto rule for LAN

    WAN     tcp/*               *         tcp/25 173.x.x.90               *     NO  ISERVER-OUTGOING-SMTP-7

    any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated.

  • You want to reverse the order of those NAT entries. NAT works on a first-match basis so your email server is hitting that first LAN NAT rule and sending the traffic out your default NAT. If you list that email server NAT rule first, your email server will use it instead (and all other LAN traffic will use your LAN NAT).

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