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Create send connector Exchange 2016

After installing Exchange Server 2016, what is next? One of the steps is to create a send connector in Exchange 2016 to be able to send emails out on the internet. There is no send connector configured by default in Exchange. In this article, you will learn how to create a send connector in Exchange with Exchange Admin Center (EAC). Not only that, but you will also learn how to add a send connector in Exchange with PowerShell.

Create send connector Exchange 2016 with EAC

Log into Exchange Admin Center as administrator or with an account with the privileges to add a send connector in Exchange.

Click mail flow and click send connectors. Click the plus icon to create the first send connector.

Create send connector Exchange 2016 add new connector

Type a friendly name, for example, Internet email. Select type Internet (For Example, to send internet mail). Click Next.

Create send connector Exchange 2016 create name and select type

Select MX record associated with recipient domain and click Next.

Create send connector Exchange 2016 select mx record

Click the plus icon to specify the address space.

Create send connector Exchange 2016 add address space

Type * (asterisk) in the Full Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) field. This value indicates that the send connector applies to messages addressed to all external domains. Keep the Cost at number 1. The less the number, the higher the priority. Click Save.

Create send connector Exchange 2016 add domain

The address space is configured. Click Next.

Create send connector Exchange 2016 addres space configured

Click the plus icon to specify the source server.

Exchange add source server

Click on the Exchange Server, in our example EX01-2016. If you have more than one Exchange Server, select them. Click add and follow with OK.

The Source server is configured. Click Finish.

Exchange connector source server configured finish

The send connector named Internet email is showing up and it’s enabled. If you like to disable the send connector, click the Disable link on the right side. You don’t have to remove the send connector.

Exchange check send connector status enabled

What if we like to add a send connector with PowerShell? Read more in the next step.

Create send connector Exchange 2016 with PowerShell

Let’s speed it up and create a send connector with PowerShell. Run Exchange Management Shell as administrator. Make use of the New-SendConnector cmdlet. Change the server name to yours.

It’s quicker with PowerShell, right?

Get send connectors Exchange 2016 with PowerShell

Find the configured send connectors in Exchange with PowerShell. There are two send connectors configured and enabled in our example.

Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to create send connector in Exchange 2016. You learned how to configure it in Exchange with EAC and with PowerShell. Configuring new send connector in Exchange with PowerShell is faster. Don’t forget that you can disable the created send connector, instead of removing it. That is good to know if you like to test send connectors. Did you enjoy this article? You may also like Add accepted domain in Exchange 2016. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.

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