Create Send connector in Exchange 2010

Written by Allen White on. Posted in Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010


A send connector is basically what a routing group connect was in exchange 2003. The send connector enables you to setup a connection/route email within and outside your network. You can setup and internal connector for users who only need to send internally, and external and a custom connector to manage both internal and external connections.Here is how to set up a send connector

Follow this step by step guide to learn how to do so.
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To do this follow these instructions.

First Launch the Exchange 2010 Management console.


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Once in select Organization level and then Hub Transport.

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Then on the right hand side select “Send Connectors”, Right click and select create new send connector.You will see this screen

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Enter the name for your send connector and click next


We then need to enter the address space. This is basically where you would like to send email to.


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As we are going to send to the internet ( all domains ) we are going to set the address space to “*”, If you want to limit the send connector to a particular domain then you would enter that here also.


So select SMTP and enter the value as “*”


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If you use a smart host, then this is where you enter it, I do not however so continue on.


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Select next and this will create the connector. If you have been successful you will get this screen.


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The connector is now complete.

Allen White
Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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