About 2 months ago, every email that we send to ANYONE@COX.NET is kicked back with 4.4.7 error. I have read many posts and articles, and had decided the best course was to set up a SMTP connector specifically for COX.NET. I pinged smtp.west.cox.net and got the ip address and proceeded to the Exchange Server Manager to create the connector as referred to in the example showed on http://www.amset.info/exchange/smtp-connector.asp
There was already an existing SMTP connector setup by a previous administrator. It was named "SMTP-Out" and had the * in the address space.
I went ahead and created the new connector and called it "COX.NET" using the ip address from the above ping, and setting the address space only for cox.net.
If I have one connector with an * and a second connector with a specific ip address, will the first connector route the outbound email before it even gets to the second connector?
Are connectors processed in hierarchical order (top first, then second, then third, etc)?