want to move from pop3 connector to smtp connector for incoming mail exchange 2010 sbs 2011

Posted on 2014-03-21
Last Modified: 2014-03-21
Have an sbs 2011 domain set up with pop3 connector and trying to move away from that.  Not sure what to do to make that change. any advice?
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 500 total points
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There isn't much to it. SBS should already be setup to do it.
You will need a static IP address - then a host name pointing to that static address. SBS likes to use, so I would use that if possible.
Once you have the A record in your public DNS configured, simply change the MX records for your domain from the existing provider to Email will start to flow in a few minutes later.

If you want to test it before making the change - configure the A record if you don't already have it, then use a test site to confirm you can send email to

Don't forget to open port 25 on your router!


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ID: 39945962
sbs should be set up to do smtp even with pop3 connector running?

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ID: 39945963
yeah, duh! forgot to add the forwarding in router.

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