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How do I route all outgoing email from my Microsoft Exchange Server through SecurityGateway?


Question:

How do I route all outgoing email from my Microsoft Exchange Server through SecurityGateway?

Answer:

If you wish to route all mail leaving Microsoft Exchange through SecurityGateway the steps below detail the process required.

Exchange 2000 / 2003:

1. Open Exchange System Manager and under Servers  -> <Server Name> -> Protocols -> SMTP, right click "Default SMTP Virtual Server" and choose Properties.

2. On the "Delivery" tab, choose "Advanced" and in the "Smart Host" box specify the IP address or hostname of your SecurityGateway machine. Note that if you are specifying an IP address it must be surrounded by square brackets (eg. [172.17.9.253]). If SecurityGateway is installed on the same machine as Exchange you could use [127.0.0.1] here). Click OK to save the changes.

3. If you are requiring SMTP authentication in SecurityGateway, on the "Delivery" tab, now select "Outbound Security" and change the Radio Button to "Basic Authentication" and specify the username and password you've configured for this domain in SecurityGateway. Click OK to save the changes.

Exchange 2007:

1. Open the Exchange Management Console and choose -> Organization Configuration -> Hub Transport.
      
2. Under "Actions" select "New Send Connector".
      
3. In the "New SMTP connector" wizard enter "SecurityGateway SMTP Connector" for the connector name in the "Introduction" screen.
         
4. From the "Select the intended use for this Send Connector" drop down list box select "Internet".
      
5. In the "Address space" screen click on "Add" and enter *.
      
6. Click "Ok" and click "Next".
      
7. In the "Network Settings" screen choose "Route mail through the following smart host".
      
8. Click on "Add" and insert the IP address of the machine where SecurityGateway is installed then click ‘Next’. (if SecurityGateway is installed on the same server you can use 127.0.0.1 here)
      
9. In the "Configure smart host authentication settings" screen if you are requiring SMTP authentication in SecurityGateway specify the username and password you've configured for this domain in SecurityGateway and click "Next".
      
10. In the "Source Server" screen select the Hub Transport server with which the connector will be associated.
      
11. In the "New SMTP Send Connector" screen verify the configuration summary contains the required details.
         
12. Complete the wizard in order to create the New Send Connector.

(It's important to note here that if you have multiple Send Connectors you need to change each of these to route through SecurityGateway or the new connector you added above won't take effect)

Possible issues to note:

***Please note that the above is provided as a reference guide only. It's important to note that we don't support Microsoft Exchange configuration changes.***