Configuring SMTP Connector in Microsoft® Exchange 2007 and 2010

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Article ID: 300
Created On: 06 Feb 2015 2:31 PM

Send Connectors allow Exchange Server to route all outbound email through another SMTP server. 

To configure a send connector:

1. Open the Exchange Management Console and click Organization Configuration > Hub Transport > Send Connectors

2. Right-click in the list in the center pane and select New Send Connector

3. In the wizard,type a name for the connector (ie Outbound Mail to SpamWeeder Premium) and from the Select the intended use for this Send Connector drop-down list, select Custom. Click Next

4. In the Address Space page, click Add and select SMTP Address Space. Enter * as the domain, cost=1, and check Include all subdomains

5. Click OK, then click Next

6. In the Network settings page, select the Route mail through the following smart hosts button, and click Add

7. In the Add smart host page, select Fully qualified domain name (FQDN), and enter your assigned smarthost name for outbound email traffic. Your smarthost name is provided in your tech support sheet.

8. Click OK, then click Next

9. Under Configure smart host authentication settings, select None.  Click Next

10. On the Source Server page, click Add and select your Exchange Server that runs the hub transport role. Click Next

11. Click OK, then click Next. A configuration summary page is displayed. 

12. Review your configuration summary. Then , to confirm, click New. The SMTP Send Connector is tested.  When the test is complete, click Finish.

13.  The finished connector can be seen in the Send Connectors tab.

14.  Disable or remove any other Outbound Send Connectors that were previously used.  Failure to do this means your outbound email still uses these older send connectors and is not routed through our filtering system.

15.  To confirm that mail is flowing, send an outbound email to an external email address and check the filtering system outbound logs for the message you just sent.