FreePBX uses centos 7 and postfix fom its mail delivery, normally this is fine unless the customer is using Office 365 mail then there can be delivery issues.
Firstly you will need to set up a user in Office 365 for the system.
Postfix’s main configuration file is main.cf and that is where we make the required change as follow:
[root@localhost ~]# vi /etc/postfix/main.cf
Append the following lines
masquerade_domains = domainname myhostname = USERNAME.domainname mydomain = USERNAME.domainname myorigin = USERNAME@domainname relayhost = [smtp.office365.com]:587 mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8 inet_interfaces = loopback-only smtp_use_tls = yes smtp_always_send_ehlo = yes smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd smtp_sasl_security_options = noanonymous smtp_sasl_tls_security_options = noanonymous smtp_tls_security_level = encrypt smtp_generic_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/generic # smtp_tls_CAfile = /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
Save and exit from the file.
Next we need to edit the configuration for the postfix SASL credentials:
[root@localhost ~]# vi /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
Add a line below
Replacing user@domainname:password with your sender account details
Save and exit from file
A Postfix lookup table must now be generated from the sasl_passwd text file by running the following command.
[root@localhost ~]# postmap /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
Now change permission for this file
[root@localhost ~]# chown root:postfix /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
[root@localhost ~]# chmod 640 /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
Next, we need to configure generic file in order to be able to send emails as a valid user (this is required for Office365).
[root@localhost ~]# vi /etc/postfix/generic
Go the end of file and append following lines.
Again replacing localhost.localdomain and UserName@Domain.com with your service hostname and the email user are using
Save and exit from file.
Next let’s correct the file permission.
[root@localhost ~]# chown root:root /etc/postfix/generic
[root@localhost ~]# chmod 0600 /etc/postfix/generic
[root@localhost ~]# postmap /etc/postfix/generic
Now restart Postfix service.
[root@localhost ~]# systemctl restart postfix
Now try to send a test email using the command below:
echo "This is the body of the email"| mail -r"Sender-Display-Name<firstname.lastname@example.org>" -s "This is the subject(E-Mail from SMTP Relay) line" email@example.com
In FreePBX under Voicemail admin you must change the senders address to match your account as well as the sender for notifications such as backups etc. otherwise you can get errors and mail wont be delivered.