Exchange Server 2007 Receive Connector

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I need to setup a receive connector on a Exchange 2007 server.  I'd like to know the correct way to do this with consideration to the fact that I have the old Exchange Server 2003 coexisting on the same network until the 2007 server is completely ready to go and all the mailboxes transferred.
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Typically if the 2003 server is still active on the network it is doing all the receiving and sending it to 2010. When you are ready to transition you would remove the receive connectors on the 03 box and set them up on the 07 box.
During install i have seen where it tries and copies the receive connectors to the 07 server but usually they are corrupt. If yours transferred during setup i would remove them and start from scratch on the 07 box.
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There should already be a default receive connector on the HT role of the server. If you need to have that receive connector accepting mail for local delivery from any source IP, you need to add the "anonymous" permission group to it. That's all.

valmatic above is talking about routing group connectors, which you will also need to route mail from the internet, to Exchange 2007, to Exchange 2003 mailboxes (and vice versa):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996395(v=exchg.80).aspx

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Ok guys, I just signed up on this site and this was my very first question posted.  Your incredible response time and correct answer has me overly impressed.  Much thanks.  Seems to be receiving and sending perfectly at this point.  Thanks Again.

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