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How do I set up Exchange (2000 - 2016) to send messages through the outbound filter?


In this article we describe how you can set up the outbound filter on your Exchange (2000 - 2016) server in a few steps. Depending on the version that you are using for your Exchange server, there are different procedures for the setup.

Exchange 2000/2003

Variant 1: Routing all outgoing mails via the outgoing smarthost

1

Make sure that the IP address of your mail server has been created as outgoing user in EuropeanMX. For instructions on how to set up an outgoing user, please refer to our FAQ article "How do I set up an outgoing user?".

2

Make sure that the correct limits are set for the outgoing user in EuropeanMX. 

3

Now log into the system manager on your Exchange server and expand the "Administrative Groups" area.

4

Expand the desired administrative group and then expand the routing groups.

5

Expand the routing group you need to work with, right-click on the folder "Connectors" and select "New".

6

Select "SMTP Connector".

7

Assign a name for the connector in the tab "General".

8

Select the option "Forward all mail through this connector to the following smarthosts" and enter the hostname "relay.europeanmx.eu".

8

Default SMTP Server > "Properties" > Tab "Delivery" > "Outbound Connections" > "TCP Port" set to 587

Variant 2: Routing specific domain destinations via the outgoing smarthost

1

Click on "Add" under "Local bridgehead" and select the SMTP server that should become the SMTP bridgehead of its routing group.

2

Go to the tab "Address Space" and click "Add". Select "SMTP" and click "OK".

3

In the field "Email domain" add the domain you want to send messages for via EuropeanMX and click "Ok".

4

Now click "Ok" three times to finish the configuration of the SMTP connector.

5

Restart the Microsoft Exchange Routing service and the SMTP service.

Exchange 2007/2010

Variant 1: Authentication via IP address

With this method you route all messages from your mail server through our filter cloud.

1

Make sure that the IP address of your mail server has been created as outgoing user in EuropeanMX. For instructions on how to set up an outgoing user, please refer to our FAQ article "How do I set up an outgoing user?".

2

Make sure that the correct limits are set for the outgoing user in EuropeanMX. 

3

A send connector must already be set up in Exchange and correctly configured on the Hub Transport server.

4

Open Exchange Management Console.

5

Click the plus sign (+) next to the configuration of your organization.

6

Select "Hub Transport" and then switch to the "Send-Connector" tab.

7

Right click on the existing connector, select "Properties" and go to the tab "Network".

8

Enter the hostname "relay.europeanmx.eu".

9

If you want to use more than one smarthost, repeat the previous 2 steps.

10

To change the port to 587, please execute the following line in the Exchange Powershell Console:

Set-SendConnector -identity "NAME OF CONNECTOR" -Port:587

Now restart the transport service. Then all outgoing messages should be checked and sent via EuropeanMX.

Variante 2: Authentication via username and password

With this method, you route all messages from your mail server through our filter cloud.

1

Make sure that an authenticating user has been created as outgoing user in EuropeanMX. For instructions on how to set up an outgoing user, please refer to our FAQ article "How do I set up an outgoing user?".

2

Make sure that the correct limits are set for the outgoing user in EuropeanMX. 

3

A send connector must already be set up in Exchange and correctly configured on the Hub Transport server.

4

Open Exchange Management Console.

5

Right click on the existing connector, select "Properties" and go to the tab "Network".

6

Select the option "Route messages through the following Smarthost:" and click "Add".

7

Enter the hostname "relay.europeanmx.eu".

8

Click "Change" at smarthost authentication and select the option "Basic Authentication".

9

Now enter the username and password that you have previously created in EuropeanMX for the authenticating user.

10

Click on "Ok".

11

To change the port to 587, please execute the following line in the Exchange Powershell Console:

Set-SendConnector -identity "NAME OF CONNECTOR" -Port:587

Now restart the transport service. Then all outgoing messages should be checked and sent via EuropeanMX.

Exchange 2013/2016

Route all outgoing messages via EuropeanMX (IP and user authentication)

1

Make sure that the IP address of your mail server has been created as outgoing user in EuropeanMX. For instructions on how to set up an outgoing user, please refer to our FAQ article "How do I set up an outgoing user?".

2

Make sure that the correct limits are set for the outgoing user in EuropeanMX. 

3

A send connector must already be set up in Exchange and correctly configured on the Hub Transport server.

4

Navigate to "Mail Flow".

5

Select "Send Connectors".

6

Add a new connector using the plus sign (+).

7

Enter a name for this new connector, e.g. EuropeanMXOutFiltering.

8

Select ": Internet" and click "Next".

9

Select the option "Route messages via smarthosts".

10

Click on the plus sign (+) and enter the host name "relay.europeanmx.eu

11

Click on "Save" and select "Next".

12

If you have created an authenticating IP in EuropeanMX, leave the authentication blank. Outgoing messages will then be authenticated by the sending IP address in EuropeanMX.

If you have created an authenticating user in EuropeanMX, select the Basic Authentication option and enter the username and password of the outgoing user.

13

Click on "Next".

14

Click the plus sign (+) in the address space and enter an asterisk (*) for FQDN.

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Save the settings and click "Next".

16

Click on the plus sign (+) for the source server and select the server from the list.

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Click on "Ok" and select "Finish".

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In the last step you will need to make sure that your server also uses port 587 to transfer the messages to EuropeanMX. Open the Management Shell and execute the following command:

Set-SendConnector -identity "NAME OF CONNECTOR" -Port:587


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