Configure outbound email for Exchange 2007/2010

It is important that you configure your Exchange connectors to send outbound email out through the MailSafe service. This ensures that both your outbound traffic is scanned and your traffic is profiled to help improve spam filtering. This article explains how to configure your connectors correctly.

  1. Login to the Microsoft Exchange Server as an administrator.
  2. Open Exchange Management Console from StartAll ProgramsMicrosoft Exchange 2010Exchange Management Console.
  3. In the left Pane, expand Microsoft Exchange Organization Configuration.
  4. Select Hub Transport.
  5. In the middle pane, select the Send Connectors tab. A list of send connectors will be displayed.
  6. Delete any Send Connectors that are destined for the internet. This will normally be all of them.
  7. Create connectors for each sending hosts in the appropriate cluster - either US or EU.
  8. In the right pane, select the New Send Connector link.
  9. Enter the Name as per the cluster list, and select the Intended use as Internet.
  10. Select Next.
  11. On the Address Space page, select the Add button to add an SMTP Address Space.
  12. Enter the Address Space as * and the Cost as 10. Click OK to create the connector, and then click Next to continue.
  13. On the Network Settings page, select Route Mail Through the following Smart Hosts.
  14. Click the Add button to add a smart host.
  15. When prompted, select Fully Qualified Domain Name and the first hostname from the appropriate cluster - either US or EU.
  16. Click Next.
  17. On the Configure Smart Host Authentication settings page, select None and then click Next.
  18. On the Source Server page, add any other Exchange Servers that should be able to send email to this connector. In most cases, where there is only one server, the server will already be added. Click Next.
  19. On the final page, click New to create the connector.
  20. Click Finish.

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