Create SMTP Relay for Office 365 with Windows Server 2012 Essentials 7

The Setup of Windows Server 2012 Essentials has a step “Set up email alert notification”. To my surprise TLS encryption is not an option and since TLS encryption is required by Office 365 we need to create a SMTP Relay before finishing this step. This is not a perfect solution, but a working solution. So if you have any better idea, let me know. Determine Office 365 SMTP Settings First we need to know the Office 365 SMTP settings: Login to the Microsoft Online Services Portal > Choose Outlook > Click Questionmark (upper right corner) > Choose Info >  Look for SMTP settings and write down Server name. Install Windows Server 2012 SMTP ...