Testing the SMTP Connectors (Optional)
After both source and target Exchange organizations have been set up for Internet mail flow as well as both source and target DNS servers have been configured for mail forwarding, it is recommended to test the connection between the source and the target organizations.
Caution: This step should be performed in coordination with the administrator of the Exchange organization.
To test the SMTP connectors:
- Create test mailboxes on the source and target Exchange servers. In this example, both mailboxes will be called mbx1.
- Set the same primary SMTP address for both mailboxes.
- In this example the primary address for both mailboxes will be mbx1@Westland.Exchange.com.
- Set additional addresses for both mailboxes.
- In this example additional address for the source mailbox will be email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org for the target mailbox.
- Create a contact on the source Exchange server and point it to the additional SMTP address of the target Exchange mailbox (email@example.com).
- Create a contact on the target Exchange server and point it to the additional SMTP address of the source mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Open the test source mailbox and send a message to the source contact.
- Open the test target mailbox and make sure that the message has arrived.
- From the test target mailbox, send a message to the target contact, and make sure the e-mail has reached the source test mailbox.