Install an SMTP Connector
You can deploy an SMTP
connector for use between Exchange and other SMTP-compatible
messaging systems such as UNIX sendmail or other SMTP hosts on the
Internet. SMTP connectors link one or more bridgehead servers
directly to a smart host or to a remote server on which recipient
addresses are stored. Typically, when connecting to a non-Exchange
To install an SMTP connector:
If you do have routing groups defined:
Note You can identify the smart host by a fully qualified domain name or an IP address (but if you change the IP address you will also have to change it on every virtual server). If you use an IP address, enclose it in brackets, [ ], to increase system performance. Microsoft SMTP Service first checks for a server name and then checks for an IP address. The brackets identify the value as an IP address, so the DNS lookup is bypassed.
Tip You can configure multiple smart hosts on a connector, provided they are separated by commas or semi-colons. Microsoft recommends using multiple smart hosts for load balancing purposes. In the event a smart host fails, the connector can use a different smart host.
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On the Connected Routing Groups tab, click New. On the General tab, in Organization, type the name of the organization that contains the routing group to which you want to connect, and then, in Routing Group, type the name of the routing group to which you want to connect. The organization must exist on an Exchange server so that the naming conventions are known. On the Routing Address tab, type the e-mail domain name of the organization to which you want to connect and, then type a cost between 1 and 100.
This section contains the following topics:
Related TopicsAddress Space Configuration SMTP Connector Configure a Smart Host