Configuring Exchange 2010 for Mail Scanner

This page contains step-by-step instructions for configuring Microsoft® Exchange® 2010 to send email via Mail Scanner.

The task can be completed via the Exchange Management Console or via the Exchange Management Shell.

1.1. Configuring a Send Connector

In the Exchange Management Console navigate to Organization Configuration > Hub Transport.

Click on the 'Send Connectors' Tab.

Right click in the white space in the middle pane of the Management Console and select 'New Send Connector'.

Exchange Management Console

1.2. Introduction Page

Enter the following details:

  • Name: Mailscanner Outbound
  • Intended use: Select Custom from the drop down


Click Next.

1.3. Address Space

Click the 'Add...' button. In the window that appears enter the following details:

  • Address: *
  • Cost: 1

Address Space

Click OK.

Click Next.

1.4. Network Settings

Select the 'Route mail through the following smart hosts:' option.

Click the 'Add...' button. In the window that appears enter the following details:

  • Select the 'Fully qualified domain name (FQDN):' option.
  • Enter in the text box just below.

Network Settings

Click OK.

Click Next.

1.5. Authentication Settings

On the authentication settings page, accept the defaults (no authentication/none).


Click Next.

1.6. Source Server

Select the appropriate bridgehead servers that will be responsible for relaying external email in your organisation.

Source Server

Click Next.

1.7. New Connector

Review the configuration.

New Connector

Click New.

1.8. Review Results

Confirm successful completion of the operation.


Click Finish.

1.9. Additional Steps

Depending upon the environment it may be necessary to disable or lower the cost of any previously existing send connector to enable mail to flow via the new connector.

Alternatively the task can be completed via the Exchange Management Shell.

2.1. Configuring a Send Connector

To configure the send connector from the exchange management shell, type the following command replacing the TRANSPORT-SERVER-NAME with an appropriate value for your environment.

new-SendConnector -Name ' Mailscanner Outbound' -Usage 'Custom' -AddressSpaces 'SMTP:*;1' -IsScopedConnector $false -DNSRoutingEnabled $false -SmartHosts '' -SmartHostAuthMechanism 'None' -UseExternalDNSServersEnabled $false -SourceTransportServers 'TRANSPORT-SERVER-NAME'