Exchange Send and Receive Connectors

Exchange Send and Receive Connectors :

  • Here is the explanation why Exchange Send and Receive Connectors are required for microsoft exchange server.

What is a send connector in Exchange Server ?

  • Logical Connectors to remote email systems that are responsible for outbound email transmission.
  • Send connectors represents a logical gateway for outbound messages that are being sent.
  • Send connectors are available in Exchange Servers where Hub Transport Role or Edge Transport role is installed and configured.
  • It is also required for mail flow over internet.
  • If Edgesync process is enabled no need to configure send connectors where send connectors will be configured automatically.
  • If Edgesync isn’t used in a exchange server then send connectors must be configured manually.

What does it do?

  • It controls flow of the email.

Does it plays a major role?

  • obviously yes, it’ll be a hitch unless until you understand why it’s must required.

What is a receive connector in Exchange Server ?

  • Logical Connectors that are responsible for inbound email messages.
  • Receive Connectors are configured in Microsoft 2010 Exchange Servers.
  • By default during installation receive coneectors will be created and configured.
  • You can only configure receive connectors,if Hub Transport server role or Edge Transport server role were installed.
  • Receive connectors represent a logical gateway through which all inbound messages are received.
  • It controls inbound mail flow of your exchange server and it’s organization.
  • Each Receive connector listens for inbound connections that match the settings of the Receive connector. A Receive connector listens for connections that are received through a particular local IP address and port, and from a specified IP address range.
  • Receive connectors are scoped to a single server

How to create receive connectors ?

  • Use Exchange Administrative Center where Hub Transport server role or Edge Transport server role were installed