RE: SMTP Services on Exchange 2003

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 16:20:38 -0500

Lots of great detail there, but I don't quite understand the question.


What do you use the SMTP connectors for?



From: Chris Wall [mailto:Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 3:59 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] SMTP Services on Exchange 2003

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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