Exchange 2007 Receive Connector questions
Posted on 2008-02-07
From an email newbie...
I noticed two parts to the Receive Connector:
1. Use these local ip addresses to receive email
Local IP Address Port
2. Receive mail from remote servers that have these ip addresses:
Remote IP Address.
How do you relate these to the real world? For example, for the Local iP addresses part, would this be used to narrow down what Internal Outlook Clients can use this Exchange Server, and on what port? I do not see many cases where the Exchange Administrator would use anything other than 'All Available' Please elaborate.
Also, for Remote IP Addresses....It is my understanding that any remote SMTP server should typically be allowed to send email to this Receive Connector, otherwise, the Exchange Server would not be able to receive email from the millions of SMTP servers on the Internet...or am I missing something here????
But, doesn't allowing any remote SMTP server to send email to this receive connector, make this local Exhchange Server an email relay???