How to Remove a Receive Connector

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-31

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to remove an existing Receive connector in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

In Exchange 2007, you use Receive connectors to accept e-mail messages from the Internet and from remote e-mail systems that require specific configuration options. For example, some remote e-mail systems may have to send you e-mail messages that are larger than your standard Exchange organizational limit.

To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

To perform the following procedures on a computer that has the Edge Transport server role installed, you must log on by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group on that computer.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Although a Receive connector is configured on a local Hub Transport server or an Edge Transport server, deleting a Receive connector may affect mail flow throughout the organization.

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console. Perform one of the following steps:

    • To remove an existing Receive connector on an Edge Transport server, in the console tree, select Edge Transport.

    • To remove an existing Receive connector on a Hub Transport server, expand Server Configuration in the console tree, and select Hub Transport. In the result pane, select the server that has the Receive connector that you want to remove, and then click the Receive Connectors tab.

  2. In the work pane, select the Receive connector to remove.

  3. Under the name of the Receive connector in the action pane, click Remove.

  4. A warning appears that asks you, "Are you sure you want to remove <selected Receive connector>?" Click Yes.

You can use the Remove-ReceiveConnector cmdlet to remove a Receive connector. The Identity parameter specifies the Receive connector that you want to remove. The Identity parameter can be the GUID or the name of the Receive connector.

The following command is an example of using the Exchange Management Shell to remove an existing Receive connector named "Connection from"

  • Run the following command:

    Remove-ReceiveConnector "Connection from"

For more information about how to retrieve a Receive connector's identity, see How to View the Configuration of a Receive Connector.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-ReceiveConnector.

For more information about Receive connectors, see Receive Connectors.