Exchange 2010 Send Connector

Hi,

I want to be able to send email traffic for a particular exchange server out its own internet connection but when i put their own unique SMTP address and source server into the Send connector, it still routes via the master exchange server. I have restarted the transport service and it is still doing this.

Any ideas?
Cheers
minniejpAsked:
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Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
Do you have mixed version installed. ?
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minniejpAuthor Commented:
no, all standard
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Kamal KhaleefaInformation Security SpecialistCommented:
All 2010
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minniejpAuthor Commented:
yes
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Sorry I do not quite follow.

You have an exchange server in your site exchange A.
You have an exchange server different company, different ad domain, completely seperate in a different location exchange B.

The question is you want to send Exchange B's outbound internet mail to Exchange A and onto the internet from there?

Is that correct? If so yes you can do this it is possible. You need to configure the settings on Exchange A though.
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minniejpAuthor Commented:
I have two exchange servers, one in site A and the other in site B.. both are in the same exchange organization but one is in New York and the other is in London.  I want the internet traffic for site A to go out the internet pipe in site A (new york) and the internet traffic for site b (London) to go out their internet pipe.  At the minute everything is going out New York's internet pipe

cheers
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
If they both are in the same organization then you surely have a VPN between both sites.... Try editing the send connector so that it only has the Exchange server in London as the source server.

Then restart the transport service and try again.
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BembiCEOCommented:
Each connector is bound to a server, so my imagination is, that New York server is bound to both servers. What you possibly need is a send connector in NewYork, which is bound only to exchange in New York and another send connector in London, which is only bound to the server I London.

If you have two connectors which are handling the same target, then the connector with the "lower costs" are taken. So even if London has its own connector, the New York connector seems to have the lower costs, and London is allowed to use it (bound o the server).
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
So how many Send connectors do you have it total ?
If you have General one do exclude so that you can achieve this from the custom connector

- Rancy
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minniejpAuthor Commented:
I have two connectors, one for one exchange server so traffic for it can go out its own internet connection and another for the other, so its traffic goes out its own internet connection.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Connector would have Source but do both connectors have all domains included or how is it setup ?

Look if you want emails to *Yahoo.com to route only from Server2 you have to have it configured accordingly with cost

- Rancy
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minniejpAuthor Commented:
each of them have separate domains.  I just want all emails from one server (from one domain) to go out their own internet pipe and then all emails from the second server (from one domain, their own domain) to go out their own internet pipe.
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BembiCEOCommented:
Internal mails are routed internally anyway.

You can setup one connector (with the lowest cost) and or your target domain to forward to one target (via smarthost).
You can setup a second connector (with higher costs) and * as target to forward to a another target (smarthost).

Or you can enable the MX record resolution (instead of a smarthost) and the exchanges ask for the MX record via DNS to find the target server and sends the mail via the default gateway what is configured on the NIC.

If the connector route with the lowest costs are using MX record resolution, it send everything via the default gateway.

The connectors are bound to a server. Make sure that the connector in only bound to the server, which should route the mails in a different way. Other connectors may also bound only to the server, which should use then. By default, connectors are setup to be bound to any server.
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BembiCEOCommented:
Your last comment....
Take care of the correct standard gateway of the servers.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
if you have these in different AD sites then it should ideally use local HUB to route emails, if its not setup differently then things would be different

- Rancy
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minniejpAuthor Commented:
Rancy - They are in different AD sites but still routing through the first exchange....

Bembi - I'm aware that internal mail routes internally, its the internet email that I am referring to
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BembiCEOCommented:
Yes, but it doesn't change my description...

On Server A, which should take route A.
You have a send connector....
Address Space is * or a dedicated target domain (i.e. *.google.com) - Cost = 1
Network is either
"Use domain name system (DNS) "MX"
--> this setting means, the server makes a DNS MX record request to find the target server for the target domain.
--> The interface taken to send the mail is the "Default Gateway" on the NIC od Server A
--> for this, server A has to be capable to make extern DNS lookups.
"Route mail through the following smarthost"
--> this setting determines, that all mails are sent blindly to the "Smart Host" server in the list.
Source Server: Make sure here is only Server A

On Server B, which should take route B.
You have a send connector....
Address Space is * or a dedicated target domain (i.e. *.google.com) - Cost = 1
Network is either
"Use domain name system (DNS) "MX"
--> this setting means, the server makes a DNS MX record request to find the target server for the target domain.
--> The interface taken to send the mail is the "Default Gateway" on the NIC od Server B
--> for this, server B has to be capable to make extern DNS lookups.
"Route mail through the following smarthost"
--> this setting determines, that all mails are sent blindly to the "Smart Host" server in the list.
Source Server: Make sure here is only Server B

If you have more than these two send connectors, make sure they don't cover the same address space and make sure, the costs are higher than 1 - put it on 100

This description is for Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 is similar...
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minniejpAuthor Commented:
why does it have to be a target domain, can't I say any emails from an internal domain, the domain for this particular site?
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BembiCEOCommented:
Exchange connectors do target routing.
If you want to send email from one exchange server to any target through a dedicated route....

Make exactly what is described above and set the Address Space to * and the Cost to 1 (what is the default setting). Make sure that this connector is only assigned to one server (Source Server), the same on the second server.
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