Microsoft Exchange 2007 - SMTP Connector Setup Guide

Important Points

  • First you need to make sure the email address(es) you will be sending from have been authorised for your account in our Control Panel .
  • These instructions assume your Microsoft Windows server has already been setup, you have installed Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and configured your incoming email.
  • The guide will walk you through creating a new SMTP Connector for general use, any further configuration to limit use of this connector to specific parts of your network or users is your responsibility, Microsoft can provide you with support for this or see Microsoft's TechNet Website for Exchange 2007 .

Step One

  • Open the 'Exchange Management Console'
  • In the configuration tree on the left-hand side open the 'Organisation Configuration' section
  • Click on 'Hub Transport'
  • In the central window click on the 'Send Connectors' tab
Exchange 2007 Setup - Step 1 - Click on Organisation Hub Transport and then the Send Connectors tab

Step Two

  • Right-click in the 'Send Connectors' window and select 'New Send Connector'
  • We recommend that you name the connector 'AuthSMTP Connector'
  • For the type of connector, you will need to select 'Custom' in the drop-down menu
  • Click 'Next'
Exchange 2007 Setup - Step 2 - Enter AuthSMTP Connector as the connector name and choose Custom Connector from the drop down menu

Step Three

  • Click on the 'Add' button with the green cross
  • Enter '*' in the 'Address:' field
  • Click 'Ok' and then click 'Next'
Exchange 2007 Setup - Step 3 - Enter * as the Address and click OK

Step Four

  • In order to get mail to relay through our servers you will need to setup the 'Smart Host' setting on this screen
  • This is what tells Exchange 2007 to deliver all mail destined for the internet though our servers
  • Click on 'Route mail through the following smart hosts:'
  • Click on the 'Add...' button
  • In the 'Add smart host' window click on 'Fully qualified domain name(FQDN):' and enter the SMTP server you have been assigned by AuthSMTP and then click 'OK' and click 'Next'
Exchange 2007 Setup - Step 4 - Click Add SmartHost and enter Fully Qualified Domain Name as then click OK and Next

Step Five

  • In this window you will need to configure the username and password assigned to you by AuthSMTP
  • Click on the 'Basic Authentication' radio button and enter your AuthSMTP username and password
  • Do not enable 'Basic Authentication over TLS'
  • Click 'Next'
Exchange 2007 Setup - Step 5 - Enter your AuthSMTP outgoing mail server username and password and then click Next

Step Six

  • In the next window 'Source Server' you will need to configure which Hub Transport servers and Edge Subscriptions that will use this connector, for the purposes of this tutorial we have just left it with the default single server.
  • Click 'Next'
Exchange 2007 Setup - Step 6 - Use default Source Server for Send Connector and click Next

Step Seven

  • In the next window it will summarize the details you have entered, please double check that you have entered everything correctly, if you have made a mistake click back and correct it.
  • Once you are certain everything is correct click 'New'
  • It will then create the connector, click 'Finish'
Exchange 2007 Setup - Step 7 - SMTP Send Connector details are summarized, check they are correct and click New to setup the Send Connector using the AuthSMTP email relay service

Step Eight (Important)