If you have Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003:
You will need to set up an SMTP connector that forwards all mail to
1. Start up Exchange System Manager
2. Right click on the Connectors Node >New >SMTP Connector and
create a new SMTP connector. You will be prompted for a name.
3. Now select the option "Forward all mail through this connector to
the following smart host", and type in the IP of the GFI
MailSecurity server (the mail relay server) enclosed within square
brackets [ ] (e.g.: [184.108.40.206]. Click OK to ADD.
4. Select the SMTP Server that the SMTP Connector will be working
on. Go to the Address Space tab, and click Add. Select SMTP and
5. Click OK to exit. All mails will now be forwarded to the GFI
If you have Lotus Notes:
1. Double click on the Address Book button in Lotus Notes
2. Click on Server item to open it's sub items
3. Click on Domains
4. Click on Add Domains
5. In the Basics section, select Foreign SMTP Domain from the
Domain Type field.
6. In the Messages Addressed to section type
in the Internet
7. In the Should be routed to section enter the IP number of the Mail
Essentials machine in the Internet Host field
8. Save the settings and restart the Lotus Notes server
If you have an SMTP/POP3 mail server:
1. Start up the configuration program of your mail server.
2. Search for the option to relay all outbound mail via another mail
server. This option will be called something like Forward all
messages to host'. Enter the computer name or IP of the machine
running GFI MailSecurity.
3. If necessary, click OK and restart your mail server.
Step 6: Point the MX record of your domain to the mail relay
Since the new mail relay server must receive all inbound mail first, you
must update the MX record of your domain to point to the IP of the
new mail relay server. Otherwise mail will continue to go to your mail
server and by pass GFI MailSecurity.
If you run your own DNS server you need update this in your DNS
server. If your ISP manages it for you, you need to ask your ISP to
update the MX record for you. After you have done this, check if the
MX record is correct using the following procedure.