How To Create A Send Connector in Exchange Server 2010

Send connectors create a logical connection to remote e-mail systems and are responsible for outbound transmission of e-mail messages. If you use the EdgeSync process, it will configure the Send connectors required for mail flow to the Internet and to the Edge Transport servers in your Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 organization. If your organization requires a Send connector with specific configuration options, or if you don’t use the EdgeSync process, you must manually configure Send connectors.

So we will create manually A Send Connector in Exchange Server 201.

1. Open Exchange Management console, in the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, select Hub Transport, and then in the work pane, click the Send Connectors tab and then click New Send Connector…:1sencnktr

2.  Specify name for Send connector and select intended use for that:

The following usage types are available:

  • Custom. Select this option to create a customized connector to connect with systems that aren’t servers running Exchange 2010.
  • Internal. Internal Send connectors send e-mail to servers in your Exchange organization. This connector is configured to route e-mail to your internal Exchange servers as smart hosts.
  • Internet. Internet Send connectors send e-mail to the Internet. This connector is configured to use Domain Name System (DNS) MX records to route e-mail.
  • Partner. Partner Send connectors send e-mail to partner domains. This connector is configured to only allow connections to servers that authenticate with Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates for SMTP domains included in the list of domain-secured domains.


3.On the Address space page, specify an address space to which the Send connector sends mail. This case we will create send connector to send to all addresses:


4. Click Next:


5. On the Network settings page, select how to send e-mail with the Send connector.

  • Use domain name system (DNS) “MX” records to route mail automatically. This option is available only if you selected a usage type of Custom, Partner, or Internet in step 2. When you select this option, the Send connector uses DNS to resolve the IP address of the remote SMTP servers and route mail.
  • Route mail through the following smart hosts. This option is available only if you selected a usage type of Custom, Internal, or Internet in step 2. Select this option to route all outbound mail to specific smart hosts instead of using DNS to resolve the IP addresses of remote SMTP servers


6.The Source Server page only appears on Hub Transport servers. By default, the Hub Transport server that you are currently working on is listed as a source server. To add a source server, click Add. In the Select Hub Transport or Subscribed Edge Transport Server dialog box, select the Hub Transport servers or the subscribed Edge Transport servers that will be used as the source server for sending messages to the address space that you provided in step 3. The list of source servers can contain all Hub Transport servers or all subscribed Edge Transport servers, but not a combination of both. After you finish adding additional source servers, click OK. To add more source servers, click Add and repeat this step:


7. On the New Connector page, review the configuration summary for the connector. If you want to modify the settings, click Back. To create the Send connector by using the settings in the configuration summary, click New.


8. On the Completion page, review the following, and then click Finish to close the wizard:


Send Connector created successfully:



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