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How to install and to configure SMTP Connectors in Exchange 2000 Server

This article was previously published under Q314961
SUMMARY
This step-by-step article describes how to install and set up Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) connectors. With SMTP connectors, you can encrypt message traffic that is sent over the link and you can require stricter authentication than with routing group connectors.

When you install an SMTP connector, you must define which local bridgehead servers the connector will use, along with the connector scope, message routing technique, and address space.

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Install SMTP Connectors

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manger.
  2. If administrative groups are enabled, expand the administrative group that you want to work with.
  3. If it is available, expand Routing Groups, and then expand the routing group that you want to use as the originator of the connection.
  4. Right-click Connectors, point to New, and then click SMTP Connectors.
  5. In the Properties dialog box, click the General tab.
  6. In the Name box, type a descriptive name for the connector.
  7. Select one of the following for routing:
    • To use a smart host for routing, click Forward all mail through this connector to the following smart hosts, and then type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or the IP address of the server through which you want to route messages. If you use an IP address, enclose the address in square brackets.
    • To use DNS MX records for routing, click Use DNS to route to each address space on this connector. The precedence order of MX records determines which servers are used.
  8. Specify at least one bridgehead server:
    1. Click Add.
    2. In the Add Bridgehead dialog box, click the SMTP virtual server that you want to use, and then click OK.
  9. You must set the connector scope. Click the Address Space tab, and then click one of the following:
    • If you are connecting two Exchange organizations:
      1. Set the connector scope as Entire Organization.
      2. Click Add.
      3. In the Add Address Space dialog box, click the SMTP address type, and then click OK.
      4. Enter the e-mail domain and the cost. Connector costs range from 1 to 100, with the lowest cost having the highest priority for routing.
    • If you are connecting two routing groups:
      1. Set the connector scope as Routing Group.
      2. Click Add.
      3. In the Add Address Space dialog box, click the SMTP address type, and then click OK.
      4. Enter the e-mail domain and the cost. Connector costs range from 1 to 100, with the lowest cost having the highest priority for routing.
      5. Click the Connected Routing Groups tab, and then click Add.
      6. Select the routing group that you want to connect to.
    Note that with SMTP address types, you can enter an asterisk (*) as the e-mail domain to have the connector route messages for all domains that are in the routing group.

  10. If you want to allow the local server to relay messages to domains in the other organization or routing group, click Allow messages to be relayed to these domains.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Later you may want to set delivery options, outbound security, delivery restrictions, content restrictions, and advanced controls.
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Article ID: 314961 - Last Review: 12/03/2007 05:07:27 - Revision: 3.8

  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
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