Hexamail - Setting up Microsoft Exchange/SBS

IMPORTANT: This page only applies if you are integrating with Exchange or SBS on the same machine

Hexamail integrates with all versions of Exchange. However, due to inconsistencies in the versions of Exchange, the procedure for setup is slightly different in each case. In many cases Hexamail's default setup should work well. If not please follow the link below corresponding to your Exchange server version:

Microsoft Exchange 2016


Microsoft Exchange 2013


Microsoft Exchange 2007, 2010, SBS 2008 onwards


Microsoft Exchange 2000 - 2003, SBS 2003


Microsoft Exchange 2016


Hexamail will try to create a new dedicated Hexamail Receive Connector called Hexamail Inbound

Here are the steps to have Hexamail able to send email to Microsoft Exchange:

1) Go to the Microsoft Exchange Administration Center.

2) On the left hand side, go to mail flow

3) Create a new receive connector

4) Set the scoping to all and port 2500


Install and Configure Hexamail

1) Install Hexamail

2) Next, set Hexamail Forward/Mail server settings to point to 127.0.0.1 and your newly configured port (e.g. 2500)







Microsoft Exchange 2013


Hexamail will try to create a new dedicated Hexamail Receive Connector called Hexamail Inbound

If you do not see a Hexamail Receive Connector in Exchange you may need to make the following changes.

Here are the steps to have Hexamail able to send email to Microsoft Exchange:

1) Go to the Microsoft Exchange Administration Center.

2) On the left hand side, go to mail flow

3) Create a new receive connector called Hexamail Inbound (Internet type)

4) Set the bindings to All unassigned and port 2500 (or bind it to 127.0.0.1)

5) Go to Security

6) Enable the Anonymous Users checkbox. Click OK to save the changes


7) Set Hexamail Forward To settings to forward all email to a single mail server and specify 127.0.0.1 and port 2500







Microsoft Exchange 2007 and 2010, SBS 2008 onwards


Hexamail will try to create a new dedicated Hexamail Receive Connector.

If you do not see a Hexamail Receive Connector in Exchange you may need to make the following changes.

Here are the steps to have Hexamail able to send email to Microsoft Exchange:

1) Go to the Microsoft Exchange System Manager.

2) On the left hand side, in Exchange 2007/2010 or SBS2008: go to Server Configuration | Hub Transport | Receive Connectors | Default ...

3) Double click the default receive connector

4) Go to Network.

5) Click Edit... and ensure the IP address is All Available or 127.0.0.1 or your network address such as 192.168.x.y

6) Under Port ensure the port is on port 25.

7) Go to Permission Groups.

8) Enable the Anonymous Users checkbox. Click OK to save the changes


9) Set Hexamail Forward To settings to forward all email to a single mail server and specify 127.0.0.1 or 192.168.x.y and port 25







Microsoft Exchange 2000 - 2003, SBS 2003



Here are the steps to have Hexamail able to send email to Microsoft Exchange:

1) Go to the Microsoft Exchange System Manager.

2) On the left hand side, in Exchange 2000: go to Administrative Groups | First Administrative Group | Servers | Server Name (or the name of the Exchange 2000 server). In Exchange 2003: go to Servers | Server Name (or the name of the Exchange 2003 server).

3) Go to Protocols | SMTP | Default SMTP Server.

4) Right-click on Default SMTP Server, then go to Properties.

5) Under the "General" tab, click on the "Advanced" button beside the IP address field.

6) Ensure All unassigned is set or 127.0.0.1 and the TCP port is 25. Click OK to save the changes.

Note: "TCP port" is the name used by Microsoft Exchange 2000 to refer to a SMTP port.

7) Set Hexamail Forward To settings to forward all email to a single mail server and specify 127.0.0.1 port 25