Can I Bypass The Outbound SMTP Proxy For A Given Destination?

Hi All,

We have signed up for a trial of the Sophos hosted Email Gateway. We currently have an SG 135 (v9.703-3) with a 2016 Exchange server behind it. I'm testing with one of the domains we don't use ( Right now, it looks like the UTM is capturing all of the outbound traffic and rerouting it based on the domain names MX record rather than letting it through to the Smart Host. I have 2 Send Connectors setup in Exchange - one for Exchangeto route all internet mail using MX records and one that routes all mail destined to to the Sophos smart host for testing. According to the Exchange Transport logs, Exchange looks like it wants to route to the Smart Host correctly. But, I see the message in the SMTP proxy log on the SG get routed directly to the mail server and not be sent to the Sophos Central Email Gateway. When I look at the logs on the Email Gateway there appears to be no activity.

The only thing I can think of doing is somehow bypassing the SMTP proxy for traffic destined to the Smart host. Does that sound like the way to go?


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  • Hello Dave,

    Thank you for the follow-up!

    For Domain A nothing should happen, this will still show in the SMTP log
    For Domain B, you would need a Firewall rule to allow the traffic outbound, and this shouldn't show in the SMTP/Mail Manager

    You shouldn't have interruption of email flow, but I would recommend you to test during low email pick hours.

    Just remember to have the Send Connector to point directly to Sophos Central for Domain B.


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