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BigPond Issue - How to Configure a Relay Connector for Exchange Server

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BigPond Issue - How to Configure a Relay Connector for Exchange Server

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Click me to expand / collapse information.If I am restricted by BigPond how do I configure a Relay Connector for Microsoft Exchange Server?

In most Microsoft Exchange Server environments, there will always be the need to allow relaying for certain hosts, devices or applications to send email via your Exchange Server.  This is common with multi-function devices such as network attached printer/scanners, or applications such as GeeDee or backup software that send email reports.

SMTP communication is handled by the Hub Transport server in an Exchange organisation.  The transport service listens for SMTP connections on it’s default Receive Connector. However, this connector is now secured in SBS Servers. In SBS 2008 and SBS 2011, the sever is now secured by default to not allow anonymous connections (ie, the type of connection most non-Exchange systems will be making).

Note: This information is for clients who are currently severely restricted by Bigpond's blocking and have a Microsoft Exchange Server to make use of...

tipbulbHow do I do this on my Exchange Server?

Information for you or your or your nominated I.T. Professional

To permit a non-Exchange server to relay mail we can create a new Receive Connector on the Hub Transport server. Launch the Exchange Management Console and navigate to Server Management, and then Hub Transport. Select the Hub Transport server you wish to create the new Receive Connector on, and from the Actions pane of the console choose New Receive Connector.



Give the new connector a name such as “Anonymous” and click Next to continue.



You can leave the local network settings as is, or optionally you can use a dedicated IP address for this connector if one has already been allocated to the server. Using dedicated IP addresses for each connector is sometimes required if you need to create connectors with different authentication settings, but for a general relay connector it is not necessary to change it.



Highlight the default IP range in the remote network settings and click the red X to delete it.



Now click the Add button and enter the IP address of the server you want to allow to relay through the Exchange server. Click OK to add it and then Next to continue.



Click the New button to complete the wizard.

The Receive Connector has now been created but is not yet ready to allow the server to relay through it.  Go back to the Exchange Management Console, right-click the newly created Receive Connector and choose properties.

Select the Permission Groups tab and tick the Exchange Servers box.


When connector is complete modify properties so they appear as per below images.


Apply the changes and the Receive Connector is now ready for the server to relay through.

Note - Because the remote IP range has been secured to that single IP address, any other servers on different IP addresses still won’t be able to relay through the Exchange Server. From any other IP address not included in the remote IP range on the Receive Connector relay will be denied.


Advance Option Only - Not Required

Get-ReceiveConnector "Anonymous" | Add-ADPermission -User "NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON" -ExtendedRights "Ms-Exch-SMTP-Accept-Any-Recipient"


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