How to configure your server with SafeMail

The Connexus SafeMail servers are configured to block Spam and Viruses destined for your mail server. By blocking access to external mail servers we ensure that Spam and Viruses cannot bypass the SafeMail server and access your mail server directly.

The following guides demonstrate how to configure your mail servers and firewalls to allow mail only from Connexus SafeMail servers (click topic headings for detail). For personal assistance please contact our expert team on 1300 133 888.

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SafeMail and Microsoft Exchange

1. Open Exchange System Manager, Expand, navigate and select ‘Default SMTP Virtual Server’.

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2. Select ‘Action’ from the menu bar Select ‘Properties’



3. Select the ‘Access’ tab Select the ‘Connection’ icon



4. Select the ‘Only the list below’ radio option Select the ‘Add’ icon



5. Select the ‘Group of computers’ radio button
Enter into ‘Subnet address’:
Enter into ‘Subnet mask’:



6. Continue and add all your local area network (LAN) addresses



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SafeMail and Microsoft Exchange 2000

The following guide is an example of how to configure Microsoft Exchange 2000 to use Connexus SafeMail as a Smarthost.

Exchange 2000 has two options for routing outbound mail to an external SMTP mail server. If you are in a single-server, single organizational Exchange environment (small office/home office--SOHO), you can configure Exchange with a single update:

1. Start the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Exchange System Manager snap-in (Start, Programs, Microsoft Exchange, System Manager).
Expand the organization and expand the server.
Expand the server's Protocols branch, then expand the SMTP branch.

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2. Right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and click Properties.
Select the Delivery tab.

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3. Click Advanced to bring up the Advanced Delivery dialog box.
In the Smart host field, enter Click OK to exit all the dialog boxes.
Use the following statements to stop and restart the SMTP service:

C:\> net stop smtpsvc
C:\> net start smtpsvc

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4. If you are in a multi-server, multi-organizational Exchange environment, you need to use the SMTP Connector:

Start the MMC Exchange System Manager snap-in (Start, Programs, Microsoft Exchange, System Manager).
Expand the organization, the routing group, and then the Connectors branch

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5. Right-click the Connectors branch, and select New, SMTP Connector.
On the General tab, provide a name for the connector (the external SMTP server's name would be useful), and select "Forward all mail through this connector to the following smart hosts."
Under Local bridgeheads, click Add and select a server in the Exchange organization.
Select the Address Space tab.
Click Add.
Select the SMTP address type.
Under E-mail domain, leave the default asterisk (*) and click OK.
Under Delivery Options, there are other connection options. If you are on a leased/DSL connection, use "Always run" for Connection Time because you'll always have a connection.
Click OK.

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After using either method, you should have external mail capability.