Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-10

Use the General tab on the Receive connector properties to manage a Receive connector on a computer that has the Hub Transport server role or Edge Transport server role installed.

Connector name

To rename the connector, type a new name in the connector name field, and then click Apply.

Connector status

This field shows whether the connector is enabled or disabled. To change the setting, in the action pane, click Enable or Disable as appropriate.


This field shows the last date that the connector settings were modified.

Protocol logging level

Use this field to select the protocol logging level:

  • None   To turn off protocol logging, select this option.

  • Verbose   To turn on protocol logging, select this option.

Specify the FQDN this connector will provide in response to HELO or EHLO

This field specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) that is used as the destination server for connected messaging servers that use the Receive connector to send incoming messages. The value of this field is displayed to connected messaging servers whenever a destination server name is required, as in the following examples:

  • In the default SMTP banner of the Receive connector

  • In the EHLO/HELO response of the Receive connector

  • In the most recent Received: header field in the incoming message when the message enters the Hub Transport server or Edge Transport server

  • During Transport layer Security (TLS) authentication

Don’t modify the FQDN value on the default Receive connector named “Default <Server Name>” that is automatically created on Hub Transport servers. If you have multiple Hub Transport servers in your Exchange organization and you change the FQDN value on the “Default <Server Name>” Receive connector, internal mail flow between Hub Transport servers will fail.
Maximum message size (KB)

To set a maximum message size for messages that can pass through this connector, enter a value in kilobytes. The valid input range is 64 to 2097151 kilobytes.

For More Information

For more information about connectors, see the following topics:

For more information about protocol logging, see Managing Protocol Logging