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Exchange 2010 not receiving external mail when first installed.

Problem

After installing exchange 2007 or exchange 2010 , you may be able to send mail fine after testing but you find that your exchange server is not receiving emails. This is standard for a new exchange 2010 install. Follow the step by step guide below on setting up your receive connector.

 

Resolution

This is because by default the receive connector is set to not receive external mail. To enable do the following.

First Launch the Exchange 2010 Management console.

Receive Connector Not Setup Correctly

Receive Connector Not Setup Correctly

Once in select server configuration and then Hub Transport.

Exchage connector not receving email

Exchage connector not receving email

Then on the right hand side select “receive Connectors”, Right click and select properties. Then select the 4th tab “permission groups”. Put a tick in Anonymous users.

receive connector no accepting mail

receive connector no accepting mail

This will now allow external users ( anonymous ) to send mail to you.

Tags: email, receive connector

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.

Comments (4)

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    Anuj

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    there are two receive connnectors. one is client receive connector & default receive connector. on which connector this setting required

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      Allen White

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      Hi, you need to set it on the default connector

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    Anuj

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    also provide all setting of authentication tab & permission tab setting when we have edge server in scenario.

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      Allen White

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      In that case it will be

      Anon
      Exchange
      Exchange Legacy.

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