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Connected Sites Properties

When the Internet Mail Service is used to connect to an existing Microsoft Exchange Server site, use the Connected Sites property page to ensure directory replication can take place and that other connectors in the organization can be accessed.

Note   Connected sites should list all sites that will receive mail through this Internet Mail Service, regardless of direct or indirect connection to the connector. Knowledge of all other sites are inherited automatically through directory replication.

Getting to the Connected Sites property page

  1. In the Administrator window, choose a site, and then choose Connections.
  2. Double-click the Internet Mail Service to be modified.
  3. Select the Connected Sites tab.

Creating a New Connected Site

Use the Connected Sites property page to set up or modify an Internet Mail Service connection to another site.

  1. Select the Connected Sites tab.
  2. Choose New.
  3. Type the organization name and site name.

Option Description
Organization The directory name of the organization.
Site The name of the site that will be connected.

Specifying the Routing Address for Connected Sites

Use the Routing Address property page to provide the FQDN of the Internet Mail Service that will receive mail for the site you are currently configuring. The Internet Mail Service encapsulates the distinguished name (DN) on the message, adds an @ sign, and then appends the routing address to create an FQDN for the SMTP address.

For example, the DN might be o=FAB ou=site cn=bill. Because this is not a valid SMTP address, the Internet Mail Service encapsulates the address.

Note   If you route other address types through this Internet Mail Service (for example, by using the Microsoft Mail address type), do not prefix the SMTP routing address with an at sign (@). If you do, mail to this address type is not routed.

When you add a site to the list of connected sites, messages are sent to the site that is directly connected by this Internet Mail Service. The directly connected remote site then forwards messages to the final destination (which can be several hops away).

  1. Select the Connected Sites tab.
  2. Choose New or the site to be modified.
  3. Select the Routing Address tab.
  4. Type the Type, Cost, and Address.

Option Description
Type The address type is SMTP.
Address The details of the address that you want appended to the message. This is the domain name or FQDN of the SMTP host, or Internet Mail Service at another Microsoft Exchange Server site.
Cost The value associated with sending to this address, connector, or SMTP host. It can be a number between 1 and 100. The default is 1.