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