How do I setup a connector between exchange server and SMTP server using same Domain name on each
Posted on 2009-04-29
We recently setup Sharepoint services on a server named 'Sharepoint1', and we have an exchange server 'Mail1'. I would like to setup some kind of connector on "Mail1" so that if an e-mail address is not seen within the exchange environment that it forwards it on to "Sharepoint1".
The reason for this is we have an e-mail address setup on 'Sharepoint1' with the same domain name as the exchange environment. So naturally everything sent to that e-mail address hits 'mail1' via DNS lookups and 'mail1' can't see the e-mail account setup on 'Sharepoint1'.
I had though about possibly rearranging MX records as to include 'Sharepoint1' as a higher weight for the same domain, but thought for easier management it would make more sense to setup something on 'mail1' as to tell it to look to the other server for e-mail accounts it can't find on itself. At the same time I could point mail leaving 'sharepoint1' to 'mail1' which would then handle sending out.
Any suggestions as to how this could be accomplished? My goal is to have a simple setup that's easy to maintain and modify in the future.