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[Part 2] Configuring a Exchange 2010 to send and receive mail from the internet (video)

In part 2 of our Exchange 2010 tour I will show you how to configure Exchange 2010 to send and receive mail from the internet. In this tutorial I will use a trashdomain called “worldrallyforum.com”. The server is running Active Directory and Exchange 2010 as setup in my previous tutorial (part 1). The server is in DMZ and has the internal IP address 192.168.0.90.

System requirements

In order to proceed you need a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 server with Active Directory and Exchange 2010 installed (link).

Step 1. Open the Exchange Management Console. You can find it under Start > All Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 > Exchange Management Console.

Step 2. Expand Microsoft Exchange On-Premises. You will now be able to see a lot of categories to configure.

Step 3. Underneath Organization Configuration you will be able to find Hub Transport. A new window will appear with a few tabs. Hit “Accepted Domains”. Right-click inside this window and hit “New accepted domain”. A new wizard will appear. Enter a name, f.e. “wrf” and the Accepted Domain, “worldrallyforum.com” in my case. Hit new and finish.

Step 4. Underneath Organization Configuration, Hub Transport you will also be able to find a tab called “Send Connectors”. Right-click inside this window and hit “New send connector”. A new wizard will appear. Enter a name, f.e. “First send connector”, change the drop-down menu to “Internet”, hit next, hit Add.., in the Address field enter “*” and check “include all subdomains”, hit OK, hit next, if you want to use the MX record to route mail leave it like this, otherwise hit “Route mail through the following smart hosts”, Add.., check FQDN, enter the domain name (smtp.upcmail.nl in my example), hit OK, hit next,  next, new, finish.

Step 5. The last step is to actually allow remote traffic inside the Exchange server by changing a policy. Underneath Server Configuration, Hub Transport, right-click “Default [hostname]”, properties, hit the “permissions groups” tab, check “Anonymous users” and hit OK.

Thats it! All you have to do now is adding new mailboxes underneath Recipient Configuration, Mailbox.

Changing the default domain name for e-mail addresses.

Imagine you have a lot of mailboxes and you want to change the e-mail addresses of them all at once. You can do this via the e-mail address policy int he Exchange Management Console.

Go to Organization Configuration, Hub Transport, E-mail Address Policies. Right-click into this field and hit “New E-mail Address Policy”. A new wizard appears. Enter a name, hit browse, select the OU that you want to change, hit OK, hit next, hit next, hit add, select “Select the accepted domain for the e-mail address”, hit browse, select the domain you want to add, hit OK, hit OK, hit next, hit next, hit new, hit finish.

Done!