Monday , October 14 2019

Configure Receive Connector in Exchange 2010

Default receive connector needs to be configured to receive emails from internet.

To Pretty simple to do it

Open Exchange Management Console – Server Configuration – Hub Transport

Right click on Default connector and select Properties.

Select Permissions Groups tab and check Anonymous users permissions group

Great !!

Your Server Will receive mails from Internet now (If your Firewall Points to Exchange 2010 Server)


About Satheshwaran Manoharan

Satheshwaran Manoharan is an Microsoft Office Server and Services MVP , Publisher of Specialized in Office365 / Microsoft Exchange / Virtualization , Sathesh is an Messaging Expert supporting/Designing/Deploying many medium size businesses to large enterprises when it comes to Corporate messaging and Virtualization Infrastructure

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  2. FQDn for Receive connector

    Please take a look the mail flow as below

    mail server A (Linux, – send mail — Exchange 2010 mail B (

    Exchange mail want to receive email from mail A, on Exchange server we create Receive Connector with the name “mailA”.

    And then, I wonder whether we type the “FQDN of Exchange server: ” in FQDN field of [receive connector: mailA] ?

    And it’s same as “Send connector” to send email to mail A from Exchange server ?

    Thank in advance.

    • Satheshwaran Manoharan

      you and assign the IP of

      So that it can receive mail from MAIL server A.

      to Send email from MAIlA

      you can Use FQDN of MailB from Mail A

  3. Satheshwaran, I am presently using your article connecting from a Microsoft document ” Rapid Migration Guide fro Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010″. Really good guide. I have one question though.

    “If I check “Anonymous User” on the connector will this be a problem with other persons relaying? Or I guess it need to be checked for persons to relay?


  4. Hi,

    In default and client connector all IP and all ports are allowed
    Why need to create new connector and
    How to check which authentication is required for third party application auto triggering and else?

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