Setup Exchange 2013 Receive Connector

Written by Allen White on. Posted in Exchange 2013

In exchange 2013 out of the box once you have setup your send connector and you Exchange 2013 accepted domains policy you need to enable your default receive connector to accept external mail as if left it will only allow internal email. This is a simple process. First in the EMC/EPS select Mail Flow.

Exchange 2013 Mailflow

You then need to select the Receive Connector option.

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Once done you will see a list of receive connectors on your domain, the one we are interested in is the DEFAULT-FRONTEND-SERVERNAME which is classified as frontend transport as seen below.Here is an explanation of the new roles for receive connectors


  • Default FrontEnd <server name>   Accepts connections from SMTP senders over port 25. This is the common messaging entry point into your organization.
  • Outbound Proxy Frontend <server name>   Accepts messages from a Send Connector on a back-end server, with front-end proxy enabled.
  • Client Frontend <server name>   Accepts secure connections, with Transport Layer Security (TLS) applied.


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Highlight your Default Frontend SERVERNAME and select edit. You will see the screen below. Then select security.

setup frontend receive connector exchange 2013

We then need to select Anonymous, this enables any users on the web to send email to your domain.


Your new Exchange 2013 Receive Connector is now setup to accept email.

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Allen is a Technical Consultant for an IT company 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. Backup Academy Certified. I run this site in my spare time so if I help you then PLEASE take the time to share using the share tools on the site.

Comments (2)

  • Banjo

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    HI Allen!

    Thanks for your topic. And in my case, I have 3 CAS/MB server so in ECP, how can I config the Default Frontend SERVERNAME? Does I need config all Default Frontend SERVERNAME on 3 server?

    Reply

    • Allen White

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      Hi Banjo, Send connectors are org wide however receive connectors are server specific. So if this CAS/MBX server is internet facing you would create the Default Frontend receive connector on it with anonymous access so it can accept email from outside the org. On the servers that are not internet facing you simply create the Default Frontend withe Exchange servers and any other connection permissions they require.

      Hope this helps

      Reply

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