Outbound Connector (Process for Exchange online or on premises Exchange 2013)


Access EAC (Exchange Admin Center)

Internal access: https://<CASServerName>/ecp

External access:https://mail.yourdamain.com/ecp

You will be presented with the following EMC options:

  • Recipients This is where you’ll manage mailboxes, groups, resource mailboxes, contacts, shared mailboxes, and mailbox migrations and moves.  
  • Permissions This is where you’ll manage administrator roles, user roles, and Outlook Web App policies.
  • Compliance management This is where you’ll manage In-Place eDiscovery, In-Place Hold, auditing, data loss prevention (DLP), retention policies, retention tags, and journal rules.
  • Organization This is where you’ll manage the tasks that pertain to your Exchange Organization, including federated sharing, Outlook Apps, and address lists.
  • Protection This is where you’ll manage anti-malware protection for your organization.
  • Mail flow This is where you’ll manage rules, delivery reports, accepted domains, email address policies, and send and receive   connectors.
  • Mobile This is where you’ll manage the mobile devices that you allow to connect to your organization. You can manage mobile device access and mobile device mailbox policies.
  • Public folders In Exchange 2010, you had to manage public folders by using the Public Folder Management Console, which was located outside of the EMC in the Toolbox. In Exchange 2013, public folders can be managed from within the public folders feature area.
  • Unified Messaging This is where you’ll manage UM dial plans and UM IP gateways.
  • Servers This is where you’ll manage your Mailbox and Client Access servers, databases, database availability groups (DAGs), virtual directories, and certificates.
  • Hybrid This is where you’ll set up and configure a Hybrid organization. 

You will need 'Mail Flow'

1. Click on ‘Mail Flow’

2. Click on ‘Connectors’

3. Click on ‘Outbound Connector’ +


You will be presented with the Connector Wizard:


1. Give the connector a name

2. Connection type remains on ‘Partner

3. Connection Security remains on ‘Opportunistic TLS’





4. Click on ‘Route mail through smart hosts’ and then the plus sign + to add the name of the smart host




You will be presented with a new POP up box, enter EveryCloud’s Smart host which is one of the following:

EveryCloud's Non US customers


EveryCloud's US customers



The scope of the connector will be: All = * and then Save the outbound connector 



References (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj673059(v=exchg.150).aspx, Microsoft, 2015)

References (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/jj150562%28v=exchg.150%29.aspx, Microsoft, 2015)