Learn how to configure an SMTP connector in Exchange to forward to a smart host.
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Beginning with Exchange 2000, an add-in is no
longer necessary to support SMTP, so you don't always need to
configure a connector.
However, there are times when a connector may
be required when using a newer version of Exchange. For example,
you may need to forward mail for a particular domain to a smart
host at a defined IP address, rather than relying on DNS for mail
To configure an SMTP connector in Exchange 2000
or Exchange 2003 to forward mail to a smart host, follow these
- In the Exchange System Manager, expand the
Administrative Groups container.
- Expand the desired administrative group, and
expand the Routing Groups container.
- Expand the routing group you need to work
with, right-click the Connectors folder, and select New.
- Select SMTP Connector.
- On the General tab, enter a name to identify
- Select Forward All Mail Through This
Connector To The Following Smart Hosts, and enter the IP address of
the other site's mail server, enclosed in brackets (e.g.,
- Under Local Bridgeheads, click Add, and
select the SMTP server that will become the SMTP bridgehead for its
- On the Address Space tab, click Add, select
SMTP, and click OK.
- In the E-Mail Domain box, add the name of the
remote location's e-mail domain (e.g., domain.com), and click
- On the Advanced tab, select
Outbound Security, and select the proper
authentication method for your relay host. Anonymous Access is the
- Click OK three times to exit the SMTP
- Restart the Microsoft Exchange Routing Engine
service and the SMTP service.