Today we will create a new send connector for our Exchange 2010 server.
Its always good to have your information ready and written down :-
- Name of send connector to be created
- SMTP address space – e.g *.mail.contoso.com
- Smart hosts IP address – IP address of SMTP smarthost servers you want to associate this new connector with
- Source servers that will route your emails – your Exchange hub transport servers
Once ready, you can run below Exchange powershell command, replace it with your own information:-
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 MS article below for a full detail information about each important attribute 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.