Send Connector


  • Hello All,

    I have Exchange 2010 Servers in AD Site A and Exchange 2013 Servers in AD Site B.

    We configured Send Connector for Internet emails in AD site B and add only Exchange 2013 Servers in the source server list. It means we are not adding Exchange 2010 Servers in the source server list on this send connector.  
    By doing this, we want that Exchange 2010 Servers in AD Site A must send the internet emails to Exchange 2013 Servers in AD Site B and than Exchange 2013 Servers using this Send connector send the internet emails. Here we don't want Exchange 2010 Servers to send the internet emails directly and all the internet emails should go through Exchange 2013.

    Could you please confirm on the same and it will work in the same way as it is defined above?  



    Arvind SAINI

    Friday, July 14, 2017 10:09 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    This is the correct configuration. Please just make sure that there are no other Send Connectors configured for external e-mail and also make sure that your Send Connectors in Site B are NOT scoped or they will not be seen by your Exchange servers in Site A.

    Kind regards

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    • Edited by Jozef Woo Friday, July 14, 2017 1:12 PM
    Friday, July 14, 2017 1:09 PM
  • Hi,

    Agree with Jozef Woo. The “Scoped send connector” in an uncheck status means that the connector is usable by all transport servers (Exchange 2013 Mailbox servers and Exchange 2010 Hub Transport servers) in the entire Active Directory forest. Even if there is no send connector in Exchange 2010 servers, the internet emails of the Exchange 2010 server can be sent through the send connector on Exchange 2013 server. So the mail flow is : Exchange 2010 server -> send connector -> Internet.

    Best Regards,

    Manu Meng
    TechNet Community Support

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    Monday, July 17, 2017 9:25 AM
  • Hello,

    When you say mail flow is Exchange 2010 server --> Send Connector --> Internet, is this the correct route because Exchange 2010 Servers will send the email to Exchange 2013 in site B, so, the mail flow should be Exchange 2010 Server --> Exchange 2013  --> Send Connector --> Internet?

    Kindly correct me if I am wrong.


    Vikas Kumar

    Vikas Kumar

    Monday, July 17, 2017 10:38 AM
  • Hi Vikas, yes this is correct. Exchange servers will find each other automatically in the domain and e-mail routing between them does not need to be configured manually.
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:39 PM