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The Microsoft Mail Connector contains the following components that work together to transfer messages to and from MS Mail (AppleTalk):
Microsoft Mail Connector interchange A Windows NT Server service that routes messages between Microsoft Exchange Server and the Microsoft Mail Connector postoffice.
Microsoft Mail Connector postoffice A temporary information store for messages in transit.
Microsoft Mail Connector (AppleTalk) MTA A Windows NT Server service that works with the Microsoft Exchange Connection gateway to transfer messages between the Microsoft Mail Connector postoffice and MS Mail (AppleTalk).
When a message is submitted to the Microsoft Exchange Server MTA for an MS Mail (AppleTalk) recipient, it is passed on by the connector interchange. The connector interchange converts messages and attachments to text and places the message in the connector postoffice. The Microsoft Mail Connector (AppleTalk) MTA converts messages to Macintosh-compatible file format and places each message in a folder for retrieval by the Microsoft Exchange Connection.