Routing a specific email address through a dedicated exchange 2003 connector
Posted on 2009-07-01
We have a very simple exchange setup - one MS exchange server, one connector that routes all our names spaces to a smart host, one routing group and one SMTP VS.
We send bulk marketing emails from a specific email address and this oftens chews up all the resources on our email messaging scanning server which delays the sending and receiving of other normal user emails. We would like to set up a new connector which points to a new email messaging scanning server and dedicate this connector purely for our marketing emails. Any other emails should use the existing connector. The issue here is that the email domain name for the users is the same address space as the marketing email domain name. Therefore:
firstname.lastname@example.org - this should route via connector 1 - this will be for all users
email@example.com - this should route via connector 2 - this will be only for the marketing emailing address
I have looked around for a way to do this but would like some clarity.
One method would be to create a new SMTP VS on my exchange and apply permissions for only firstname.lastname@example.org to be able to use this SMPT VS and deny all other users from using this SMPT VS. Deny email@example.com from using the existing SMTP VS. Then create a new connector and associate this connector with the new SMPT VS. The connector will forward any mail onto our new messaging sacnning server.
The other method is to create a new connector and deny users from using this connector and only allow firstname.lastname@example.org to use this connector. On the existing connector deny email@example.com from using this connector.
Could someone say how best to do this? I am struggling to work out where to set the permissions to deny specific email addresses from using the SMTP VS. I am also struggling to work out how to set up 2 SMTP VS on one exchange server and how to set the appropraite permissions.
Thanks in advance