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Change the Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 Send Connector Port

by on Oct.19, 2011, under Email, Microsoft Exchange

It is common for Internet Service Providers to periodically block SMTP connections to third party hosts. The best way to correct this solution is to use a port other than port 25 that requires authentication.

  1. First open the Exchange Management Shell
  2. Run the following command to find out what your current port is for your connector(s): Get-SendConnector | ft Id*,Sm*s,po*
  3. Change the port to an alternative port supplied by your Smart Host provider (more than likely 465 or 587, I recommend using the TLS port which is 587) by running this command: Set-SendConnector “Send Connector Identity” -port 465.  You will of course change your send connector identity and port to match your configuration.
You may wish to confirm your configuration is correct with your Smart Host:
  1. In the Exchange Management Console, expand the Organization Configuration, select the Send Connectors tab, and double-click on your connector.  Select the Network tab and click the Change… button.  Confirm you are using Basic Authentication over TLS (if relevant to your configuration and port number) with the correct username and password.
If you have items in the delayed delivery queue, do the following:
  1. In the Exchange Manage Console, click on the Toolbox menu item
  2. Double-click on Queue Viewer and under the Queues tab, right-click on your delayed queue and select Retry.
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