Exchange 2003 Perimeter/Gateway Server
Posted on 2007-07-30
Looking for some help on setting up a perimeter server for exchange. We have 3 exchange servers throughout the world. Our main server is the default inbound server but all 3 servers are set to send outbound mail directly to the internet. However due to spam / virus scanning i would prefer that all my servers go out through a single front end server which does the inbound / outbound virus/spam filtering.
I have tried to setup a bridgehead in the routing group and set it to forward all mail to my gateway server. However i dont see the 3 servers sending it any mail. do i need to restart all the servers in order to enable the routing? Also if i set up the servers to use my perimeter server as a smarthost in the connector will the header information show that it was routed through a secondary server? we have run into issues in China where they are not allowed to receive email that has been routed through multiple servers.