MSExchange SMTP Receive Connectors
Posted on 2009-07-02
We are running SBS 2008 (Exchange 2007) we have 2 SMTP Receive connectors one hosting our mail eg splatt.com.au (not our real domain name) and a second receive connector which is a relay connection eg mail2.blah.com.au. When we restart our server for whatever reason, we intermittently have the second relay connection start as our primary smtp receive connector. In order to get things working as expected we restart all exchange services and the correct one starts as the primary connector.
While this is very intermittant - probably because it is a 50/50 chance of the wrong connector starting first - we previously had 2 other connectors - the Windows SBS Fax Sharepoint Receive and the Windows SBS Internet Receive and we are looking at re-instating at least 1 of these two which would increase the chance of the incorrect connector starting up.