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I understand in Exchange 2010 in order to send out to the big bad Internet you require to configure a send connector to allow SMTP to *, or to your smart host etc.

My question is how does Exchange 2010 handle mail being delivered interally, i.e. to a another mailbox within Exchange, is there a send connector for this? Separate Queues in Queue Viewer for internal mail etc?


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It seems to bypass the send connector. It's deemed local delivery. – ewwhite Jan 3 '13 at 23:42
A connector connects with something else. Why would you need a connector for internal delivery? – adamo Jan 10 '13 at 16:14
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Send connectors are only needed for sending SMTP email to external systems.

For internal email on the same server, or between several servers in your organization, SMTP isn't used - exchange has it's own transfer mechanisms for internal email.

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