Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-03
You create a Receive connector of the Internal type when you want to receive mail from an Exchange server. Use this type of connector to control mail routing within your organization: for example, when you want to route mail from the Transport service on a Mailbox server to a specific Edge Transport server, or from one Mailbox server to another.
Interested in scenarios where this procedure is used? See the following topics:
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"Receive connectors" entry in the Mail Flow
- See Deploy a
New Installation of Exchange 2013 if you are beginning your
installation. After the installation you can use the steps in this
topic to create your receive connector.
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
Create a Receive Connector to Receive Messages from an Internal Exchange Server
- In the EAC, navigate to Mail flow > Receive
connectors. Click Add
to create a new Receive connector.
- On the New receive connector page, specify a name for
the Receive connector and then select Hub transport for the
Role. In this case we assume you want to route mail within
your network, not into and out of the organization.
- Choose Internal for the type. The connector is
configured with Exchange server authentication.
- If the Remote network settings page lists
0.0.0.0-255.255.255.255, which means that the Receive connector
receives connections from all IP addresses, click Remove
to remove it. Click Add , add the IP address for the server you want to receive
mail from, such as 192.168.1.1, and click Save.
- Click Finish to create the connector.
Once you have created the Receive connector, it appears in the Receive connector list. If you would like to see an example of how to create a Receive connector with a cmdlet, see New-ReceiveConnector.
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you have successfully created a Receive
connector to receive messages from an internal server, test that
messages from the sending server travel successfully to the
recipient server. One way to do this is to use the Exchange
Management Shell to set the ProtocolLoggingLevel for the
Receive connector you created to
Verbose, using the
cmdlet, and check the logs to ensure message delivery.