Exchange: create a Receive connector

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In this tutorial, we will see how to set up a Receive connector on Exchange to allow devices (copiers / firewall …) and applications to send email addresses to mailboxes that are hosted on Exchange.

Creating the connector

1. Open the ECP interface and go to Mail Flow 1 / Receive Connectors 2 and click on + 3 .

Exchange ECP

2. Enter the name of the connector 1 , select the role Transport frontral server 2 then click Next 3 .

Connector config

3. Click Next 1 , at this step you can configure the server’s listening IP address.

Config connector

4. At this step, specify the IP addresses or address range of the elements that are allowed to send e-mails through this connector. Click on + 1 .

Connector config

5. Enter the IP address or IP range 1 to allow the user of the connector and click Save 2 .

Connector config

6. Click Finish 1 to create the connector.

Connector config

7. The connector is created 1 .

Connector created

8. Open the properties of the connector and check in the security part 1 that the box Anonymous users is ticked 2 and validate by clicking on Save 3 .

Connector security

In the case of an infrastructure with a DAG, the connector must be created on all the servers.

Allow sending to recipients outside the organization

For security reasons, the connector does not allow the transfer of e-mail to external domains.

1. Open the Exchange Management Shell and enter the following command (to adapt to your configuration).

Get-ReceiveConnector "LAB-EX1\Relais interne" | Add-ADPermission –User "NT AUTHORITY\Anonymous Logon" –ExtendedRights "ms-Exch-SMTP-Accept-Any-Recipient"

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