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    Hi all,

    My first post. This site is ossum btw, always browsing it and finding my answer but just never posted. The time has come .

    I want to know if it's possible to have xyz user(s) email account routing through a different routing connector. For example. I have approx 180 users sending mail via a routing connecter to an smtp server, then to the outside world. I would like for "test's" sake, have a few test user accounts routing mail through a DIFFERENT smtp server.

    Why you ask ? This is for testing. I have a new SMTP server im putting in place but need to test it before going live with 180 users.

    At the moment it's

    Email client--> Exchange 2003 Server --> SMTP Server A --> Outside world (All 180 users are on this setup)

    I want to put a second SMTP Server in place with say 5 users on it. Therefore I assume I need to create a new routing connector to route mail through this second server.

    Email client--> Exchange 2003 Server --> SMTP Server A --> Outside world (Perhaps 175 users are on this setup)

    Email client--> Exchange 2003 Server --> SMTP Server B --> Outside world (Perhaps 5 users are on this setup)

    Does this make sense ? And how to get xyz user(s) accounts going through a different routing connector.

    Thankyou heaps for any input in advance. I hope to be more involved with these forums as they are great.

    Cheers
    Montaroo

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    Re: Routing email through different routing connectors for xyz user

    Routing Group connectors are different to SMTP connectors, so I presume that you mean SMTP connectors.

    However to answer your question, it may be possible, but it isn't something I have done. You would need to have two SMTP connectors with the cost set as the same. One would need to be restricted the other would not.

    You cannot guarantee that Exchange will route ALL email for the select group through their connector, just that some will. Exchange doesn't and cannot route based on the sender, only on the recipient.

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    • #3
      Re: Routing email through different routing connectors for xyz user

      From my point of view it is clear that Mantaroo's request can be handeled by the SMTP connector restriction: two SMTP connector having the same cost and group based restriction. Note that a registry settings is needed. Otherwise the restriction is not working.
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../aa996075.aspx
      http://staff.southworks.net/blogs/be.../09/21/37.aspx
      Maybe somebody has other opinion.
      Regards,
      Csaba Papp
      MCSA+messaging, MCSE, CCNA
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      • #4
        Re: Routing email through different routing connectors for xyz user

        Originally posted by netxt View Post
        From my point of view it is clear that Mantaroo's request can be handeled by the SMTP connector restriction: two SMTP connector having the same cost and group based restriction. Note that a registry settings is needed. Otherwise the restriction is not working.
        http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../aa996075.aspx
        http://staff.southworks.net/blogs/be.../09/21/37.aspx
        Maybe somebody has other opinion.
        Nextxt,

        Ossum Nextxt's, I have read through those links and that idea definatly seems plauseable.

        So im guessing, once I put that registry key in place, restart the services, I can add a user(s) to the "Reject messages from" on my default SMTP connector, then create a new SMTP connector, have the "By default messages from everyone are" set to reject, then add user(s) to the "Accept mesages from" and they should go through this connector ?

        So it should use the first connector, then fail over to the second, or vice versa I guess.

        Cheers for that, if im correct that is.

        Montaroo

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        • #5
          Re: Routing email through different routing connectors for xyz user

          It worked Netxt !!! Thanks a bunch.

          Dazza

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