Microsoft announced new way to create connectors in Office 365

Microsoft give value to the users feedback and improve their products according to that. Over the past few years, with the feedback provided by the users Microsoft has improved the experience for creating the connectors to setup mail flow in Office 365. Microsoft has completely revamped the connector experience in Office 365 to offer you better guidance, simple UI and an easier way to check everything works as you expected.

Configuring mail flow can be complex with the number of systems which can be involved on the mail path. Let us have a quick look at the various mail flow scenarios in Office 365. Depending on your case, you may or may not need to setup the connectors.

How to create connectors in Office 365

  • To configure the connector, head to Office 365 admin center and here navigate to Exchange admin center and here click on Admin button and click on Exchange option.

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  • This will open Exchange admin center, here click on Mail flow and then click on Connectors option.

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  • Once creating the connector process has started, specify your mail flow scenario to check whether creating the connector is compulsory or optional. If the connector isn’t required for mail flow between your Office 365 organization and partner organization, you might want to create one to apply the additional restrictions.

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Previously you would have created a connector, but doesn’t know whether it works as expected. You can now validate that the connector works before you start using it. After going through few validation steps, results are displayed to allow you to know if anything need to be fixed. If you can’t validate the connector straight away, don’t worry, you can still save and validate it later.

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