Exchange 2016

For Configuring Exchange with MailRoute, login to your Exchange Admin Center:


  1. In the EAC, go to Mail flow > Receive connectors, and then click Add (Add icon).

  2. The New receive connector wizard opens. On the first page, configure these settings:

    • Name   Type something descriptive. For example, Email Relayed Through MailRoute.

    • Role Select Frontend Transport.

    • Type Select Partner. (The Receive connector will receive mail from a trusted third party)

    When you're finished, click Next.

  3. On the second page of the wizard, do one of these steps in the Network adapter bindings section:

    • Leave the default values of IP addresses: (All available IPv4) and Port: 25.

    • If it's required for your scenario, you can restrict the Receive connector to a valid local IP address on the server:

      1. Select the default entry IP addresses: (All available IPv4) and Port: 25, and then click Edit (Edit icon).(Simple Mail Transfer Protocol uses port 25.) This indicates that the connector listens for connections on all IP addresses assigned to network adapters on the local server.

      2. In the Edit IP address dialog that opens, configure these settings:

        • Address   Select Specify an IPv4 address or an IPv6 address, and type in a valid local IP address to use for the connector.

        • Port   Leave the default value 25 selected.

        When you're finished, click Save.

    When you're finished, click Next.

    1.  On the last page of the wizard, configure these settings in the Remote network settings section:

                a. Select the default entry, and then click Edit (Edit icon).

                b. In the Edit IP address dialog that opens, enter the IP address or IP address range of Partner         

                c. Add the Partner (MailRoute) address range: -

              When you're finished, click Save

              When you're finished, click Finish.

**. Please note that when you are logged in to the EAC you must Check the box for allowing "Anonymous users".
EAC > Mail Flow > Receive connectors > edit Client Frontend, the role of FrontendTransport, "Exchange Receive Connector" window will pop up. In this window: Security > Checkbox "Anonymous users" and Save 

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NOTE:  Content Filters and Sender IDs need to be disabled on the Exchange server.  If the server's mail traffic is filtered by MailRoute, it is not necessary to keep them enabled. 

Please see our article on how to do this here



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