Exchange Server 2013 Basic Initial Configurations Part 2 – HT

In my previous article I wrote about the basic CAS and MBX Exchange Server 2013 configurations.

Updated: 20-10-2014

So login to the ECP page and now we will start with doing the following:

  1. Accepted Domain
  2. Email Address Policy
  3. Create a Send Connector
  4. Create a Receive Connector

Accepted Domain

in the ECP page , go to the “Mail Flow” on the left menu, then go to the “Accepted domains” tap.


  • make sure that your SMTP domain is listed and all other domains you might have in your Network
  • if not listed it’s easy to add it , just click on the “+” sign.
  • fill the information and click “save”


  • You can use PowerShell also :

> New-AcceptedDomain –Name “domain” –DomainName “” –DomainType Authoritative

Email Address Policies

  • Now click to “email address policies” tap.
  • this policies are used to put the email address “SMTP” to the created users in exchange server.
  • by Default there is one default created policy when installing Exchange Server 2013, all we need is to edit it.
  • Double click on the “Default Policy”
  • on the Default Policy page on the left menu click on “Email address format”


  • You can add format by clicking on the “+” sign


  • I think it’s pretty clear what you have to do here, it’s just choosing the Domain and the way you want your User’s email look like.
  • after finishing click on “Save”.
  • Click on “Apply”  on the right hand menu

Create a Send Connector

  • Now on go to the “Send Connector tab.
  • to be able to send email to the internet “Externally” you need to create an “Internet Send Connector”.
  • click on the “+” sign.


  • give it a name , and select “internet”.
  • click Next


  • if you have a “Smart Host” you use that emails goes to it first before being sent to the internet add it to the list, other wise use “MX records…” option
  • click Next


  • press the “+” button


  • add  * to the address space this should make the send connector include all the domains.
  • click “Save”
  • click next
  • now add the server that will be the “Source” by clicking on the “+” sign


  • click “ok”


  • click “Finish”


  • now you have a send connector allows you to send email to the outside word.
  • you can use the following PowerShell command

> New-SendConnector –Name “Internet Connector” –AddressSpaces ‘*’ –SourceTransportServers “Server FQDN”–MaxMessageSize 30MB

Create Receive Connector

because the HT server role removed and combined together with CAS the new default Received connector is now named “Default FrontEnd “Server name””

  • Click on the “Receive Connectors” Tab.
  • Double click on the Default FrontEnd connector


  • You can change the Max size
  • and then go to “Security” menu in the left side


  • Configure the connector authentication methods
  • click “Save”

Now you are done with the basic configurations.

I will be writing an article about how to create and request a certificate in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013


Author: Lyncdude

A Senior Service Engineer with more than 9 years of experience in Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Lync Server / Skype for Business. Egyptian guy lives and works in Frankfurt - Germany. what is written in this blog is my own opinion and thoughts, not my employer and does not reflect their opinion

2 thoughts on “Exchange Server 2013 Basic Initial Configurations Part 2 – HT”

  1. How do you change the “Apply To” on the “Default Email Policy”? It is applying to all new Mail Contacts which do not have the same

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