Exchange 2013 Initial Configuration Settings: Create a send connector (part 5)

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Following on from the previous post Exchange 2013 Initial Configuration Settings: Change mailbox size limits (Part 4), in the fifth part of the series I’ll look at creating a send connector.

By default when you install Exchange 2013 it does not have a send connector, only receive connectors. To be able to send outbound email to other domains you need a send connector.

1. In the Exchange admin center (https://localhost/ecp) click mail flow on the left hand side, and then click send connectors. Click the + symbol to add a new send connector.Exchange 2013 - EAC - mail flow - send connectors

2. Type in a meaningful name for the connector in the example below Default Internet Connector, and select Internet as the Type, click next.

new send connector - name - type3. Select the default options on the network settings page unless you send email via an external smart host. Click next.

new send connector - network settings4. On the Address space section click the + symbol.

new send connector - address space5. In the Full Qualified Domain Name dialogue box type * and click save.

new send connector - address space -full qualified domain name6. Click next.

new send connector - address space with address space7. Click the + symbol under the Source server.

new send connector - source server8. Highlight your Exchange server and click add, then click ok.

Exchange 2013 new send connector - source server - select source server9.  Click finish.

new send connector - finish10. You’ll now see a new Default Internet Connector created under send connectors. One final configuration change we need to make is add the fqdn for the connector. Highlight the connector and click the pencil symbol.

Exchange 2013 - EAC - mail flow - send connectors - default internet connector11. From the left hand menu click scoping, and then scroll to the bottom and enter the fqdn for your mail server.

Exchange 2013 - EAC - mail flow - send connectors - scoping - fqdn



Exchange Management Shell

To perform the same tasks with PowerShell in the Exchange Management Shell you’ll need the following cmdlets: Get-SendConnector, Set-SendConnector

Remember in PowerShell to search for a command you can use Get-Command *send* or GCM *send* to list all the cmdlets that contain the phrase send.

get-command *send*

To view help you can use Get-Help before any command, and you can append -examples, -detailed, -full, -online for further information.

Note: To complete the same steps using PowerShell I have deleted the send connector created above, but before I did I ran the cmdlet Get-SendConnector | fl

Get-SendConnector | fl

Get-SendConnector fl

So to create a new send connector in PowerShell we use the following command:

New-SendConnector -Name “Default Internet Connector” -SourceTransportServers OX-EXCH1 -AddressSpaces “*” -DNSRoutingEnabled $true -Usage Internet -FQDN

Then a quick Get-SendConnector |fl to check it.

New-SendConnector -name -sourcetransportserver - addressspaces -dnsroutingenabled -usage internet -fqdn

You’ve now created a send connector in PowerShell.

In the next part of the series we’ll look at setting the offline address book.

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