In this article, we will learn how to create a send connector in Exchange Server after the successful installation of Microsoft Exchange Server.
When we install the Exchange Server by default, a received connector is created, but a send connector is not. To send an email outside of your organization, you need to create a send connector.
Click on the link below to learn how to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2019.
Create a Send Connector in the Exchange Server
We can create a send connector in Exchange Server by using the Exchange Admin Center or Exchange Management Shell. We will see how to create a send connector by using both methods.
Create a Send Connector by using the Exchange Admin Center
1. Login to EAC > Click mail flow > send connectors tab > click Add + to add new send connector.
2. Enter the send connector name and select Internet, then click Next.
3. Select “MX record associated with recipient domain”, which means the connector uses DNS on the internet to route email. Click Next.
4. Under the address space, click + Add.
5. Under Full Qualified Domain Name (FQND), type * and then click Save. This value indicates that the send connector applies to messages addressed to all external domains.
6. Click Next.
7. Click + Add to add the source server
8. Select your Exchange Server. If you have more than one Exchange Server, select them, click Add, and then click OK.
9. The source server is configured now. Click Finish.
10. A Send connector has been created.
Create a Send Connector by using the Exchange Management Shell
Let’s create a send connection by using Exchange Management Shell, opening EMS with administrator privileges, before executing the command, changing the name, server name, and address space as per your requirements.
New-SendConnector -Name “EasyTechHub Internet” -Usage “Internet” -SourceTransportServers “EXCH2019” -DNSRoutingEnabled $True -AddressSpaces (“SMTP:*;3”) -IsScopedConnector $False -UseExternalDNSServersEnabled $false
Run the below command in EMC to get the send connector details.
Get-SendConnector | Format-Table Identity, AddressSpaces, SourceTransportServers, MaxMessageSize, Enabled
The Microsoft Exchange Server send connector allows you to send an email outside of your organization. We learned in this article how to create send connectors by using the Exchange Admin Center and Exchange Management Shell.