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When you configure directory synchronization, you must identify import and export containers. Import containers are used to store the imported MS Mail addresses. Export containers are the Microsoft Exchange Server recipients that you want to be exported to MS Mail. You select the recipients for the export containers from the directory. By default, a dirsync requestor does not export any recipient objects from Microsoft Exchange Server to MS Mail. However, you can configure a dirsync requestor to export recipient objects from Microsoft Exchange Server.
You can use containers to simplify dirsync management. For example, for each remote dirsync requestor, you can place recipient names imported to the dirsync server into separate import containers. These same containers can also act as directory synchronization export containers to other remote dirsync requestors. Having separate containers enables you to manage which recipient names are exported during the directory synchronization process to other remote dirsync requestors.