Today I was asked to create a new send connector. Its always good to have your information ready, or ask if not provided before getting started.
- Name of send connector to be created
- SMTP address space – e.g *.mail.contoso.com
- Smart hosts IP address
- Source servers that will route your emails.
Once ready you run the command in your Exchange powershell:-
new-SendConnector -Name ‘MYSENDCONNECTORNAME’ -Usage ‘Custom’ -AddressSpaces ‘SMTP:*.mail.contoso.com;1’ -IsScopedConnector $true -DNSRoutingEnabled $false -SmartHosts ‘[192.168.11.12]’,'[192.168.11.13]’ -SmartHostAuthMechanism ‘None’ -UseExternalDNSServersEnabled $false -SourceTransportServers ‘LAB-HCP01′,’LAB-HCP02′,’LAB2-HCP01′,’LAB2-HCP02’
You can refer to MSDN library link below for a full detail information about each important item to be configured on your send connector such as:-
Usage type:- For Send connectors, the usage type is basically a descriptive label that identifies what the Send connector is used for. All usage type values receive the same permissions.
Network settings:– Configure how the Send connector routes mail: by using DNS or by automatically forward all mail to a smart host.
Address spaces :- Configure the destination domains that the Send connector is responsible for.
Scope :- Configures the visibility of the Send connector to other Exchange servers in the organization.
Source servers:– Configure the Exchange servers where the Send connector is hosted. Mail that needs to be delivered by using the Send connector is routed to one of the source servers.
NOTE:- You can specify SMTP address spaces or non-SMTP address spaces on Send connectors that are configured on Hub Transport servers. You can only specify SMTP address spaces on Send connectors that are configured on Edge Transport servers.