SMTP Services on Exchange 2003

  • From: "Chris Wall" <Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 15:58:36 -0500

Hello all,


   Just a little 'design' question to get your opinions. 


   When creating SMTP connectors for your organization, do most of you
place them on your Front End Servers?


   Currently, I have one SMTP connector that forwards all mail to smart
hosts.  I am now going with Frontbridge and will be removing the smart
hosts.  As such, I do not want to make my internal Bridgehead accessible
to the internet.  I would rather keep all SMTP traffic going to the
Front End Servers that I have throughout my organization.

Does anyone see any issues with this design?  


We have 3 'main' sites.  Each with their own Front End servers currently
providing OWA and RPC services.  Our corporate site has a Network Load
Balanced Frontend config as well, which I plan to make our primary MX
record.  All servers are robust and should be able to easily handle the


Thanks for your thoughts/confirmation on my design.



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