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Connect Exchange

Prepare Qiata to receive emails​

Log in to the DOMOS operating system via https://<hostname>:10000. Please note that https is used. <hostname> refers to the hostname or the IP address of the FTA/DOMOS installation.

Activate E-Mail Interface​

In the DOMOS Control Center (CC) interface, navigate to the item E-Mail Interface below Qiata FTA. Activate the item FTA MTA via click on enabled and select a suitable Max. E-Mail size (Maximum size of a mail that the Qiata will accept). Then perform an Activate Settings in the upper area. Wait for the configuration to be completed.

Enable FTA MTA

Allow SMTP access​

After completing the Activate Settings, use Add Network to add a network address that the Qiata will use to accept SMTP requests.

Set SMTP access


Note that access is possible from the entire defined network area. We recommend using the most precise network area possible.

After entering the network area, click Save. The defined network is now displayed. Additionally activate the item Permit unauthenticated access from allowed networks to allow anonymous access from defined networks. This function is mandatory to operate the Qiata in connection with an Exchange Server.

Set SMTP access

Confirm the set configuration via Save and execute an Activate Settings.

Create Exchange-Connector​

To decide on the Exchange server that emails above a certain size should be sent via Qiata, an additional send connector can be created with higher costs than the standard send connector. By defining a maximum size in the standard send connector, all emails that exceed the maximum size will then be sent will be sent to the Qiata via SMTP.


If the target system of the standard send connector is not available (e.g. due to maintenance work), emails that do not exceed the maximum size are also sent via Qiata.

Exchange 2010​

  1. Launch Exchange Management Console
  2. Navigate to Organization Configuration β‡’ Hub Transport β‡’ Send Connectors

Hub-Transport Exchange 2010

Creating the Qiata Send Connector​

  1. Right click in the white area
  2. Select new send connector

Neuer Sendeconnector

  1. New Send Connector wizard

Send Connector Wizard

  1. Address space β‡’ Add

Address space

  1. Network Settings β‡’ Add β‡’ Route email through the following smarthosts:

    Store IP address of Qiata

Network Settings

  1. Smarthost authentication settings: no change.
  2. Source server: no change
  3. New connector:

New Connector summary

Customizing the default send connector​

  1. Double click on the default send connector (in this example: IronPort).
  2. Source server: Enter the desired maximum message size under Maximum message size.

Customize default connector

Exchange 2013/2016​

  1. Start Exchange Admin Center
  2. Navigate to Message Flow β‡’ Send Connectors

Send connectors Exchange 2013,2016

Creating the Qiata Send Connector​

  1. Click on New (+)

  2. New send connector Create send connector

  3. Network Settings β‡’ Forward Email via Smarthosts

    Add (+)

    Store IP address of the Qiata

Add Smarthost

  1. Smarthost authentication settings: no changes

  2. Address space

    Add (+)

    For the cost, make sure that it is greater than the cost of the standard send connector.

Add costs to connector

  1. Source server:

    Add (+)

    Select Exchange server


Customizing the default send connector​

Customizing the default send connector

  1. Double click on the default send connector (in this example: SMTP_external)
  2. Enter the desired maximum message size under Maximum size for sent message (MB)

Customize default connector

Exchange Online​

  1. Start Exchange Online Admin Center
  2. Navigate to message flow => Connectors

Exchange Online Connector

Creating the Qiata Send Connector​

  1. Click on Add a connector (+)

New connector

  1. Select the messaging scenarios. Emails are forwarded via Office 365 to Qiata (your organization's email server).

  2. Choose an appropriate name and description for your connector. And choose Turn it on + Retain internal Exchange email headers.

Choose name and description

  1. Select the second option to bind the connector to a specific rule (in our example, if the file is larger than 10MB). Only if this rule is true, the new connect will be used.

Connector Redirect

  1. Enter the routing Domains. Enter the FQDN or IP of the Qiata system in the input mask and click on (+). Afterwards click on Next

Connector Overview

  1. Select Always TLS. The following steps perform a check of the connector, which you must perform to save the connector. Note that this test will not work normally, but is mandatory for saving. After the test fails, save the new connector.

Connector Overview

Add customized rule​

  1. Now switch to the "Rules" tab and add a new rule via the "+". Select "Filter messages by size..." from the list.

Connector Overview

  1. Now create the desired rule for sending via Qiata. In our case all files with "The message size is greater than or equal to..." 9.77MB, will automatically be sent via the Connector you just created, i.e. via Qiata. You can freely choose the size and rules here. Save the new rule afterwards.

Connector Overview

Test the Connection now by sending a file bigger then 10MB via your Mail-Client.