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Advanced Properties

Use the Advanced property page to specify an MTA conformance mode, X.400 connection options, message size limits, X.400 body parts, and the remote global domain identifier (GDI).

Getting to the X.400 Connector Advanced property page

  1. In the Administrator window, choose Connections.
  2. Double-click the X.400 Connector to be modified.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.

Configuring MTA Conformance

It is important that the configuration of MTA conformance matches the conformance of the foreign system. The MTA conformance configuration primarily affects outbound messages.

Note   Hewlett Packard OpenMail requires the use of X.410 mode, not 1988 normal mode.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. Select a conformance mode.

Option Description
1984 Conforms to 1984 Recommendations.
1988 X.410 mode Conforms to 1988 X.410 Recommendations.
1988 normal mode Conforms to 1988 Recommendations. This is the default.

Specifying X.400 Body Parts

You can specify the body part type to be used for the content of an outbound message. This body part type must be supported by the foreign system and primarily affects outbound messages. This body part specification pertains to inbound IA5 messages if you select the Convert incoming messages to Microsoft Exchange Contents check box in the MTA General property page. This allows inbound conversion from IA5 Swedish, Norwegian, or German on inbound messages.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. Under X.400 bodypart used for message text, select a body part type.

Specifying X.400 Link Options

Additional parameters may be needed to interoperate with the other site or foreign system. They affect outbound messages only.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. Under X.400 link options, select or clear the options as needed.

Option Description
Allow BP-15 (in addition to BP-14) Select to send BP-15 attachments formatted as file transfer body part (FTBP). Clear to send all attachments as BP-14 attachments.
Allow MS Exchange contents Select to send message content formatted in the Microsoft Exchange Server internal format (MDBEF) when possible.
Clear to convert the message format to the standard P2/P22 X.400 format.
Two way alternate Select to specify that the two communicating MTAs take turns sending and receiving messages.

Setting the Message Size

You can specify a maximum size for messages sent to another site or foreign system. This value should match the message size specified in the other site or foreign system. Verify the message size limit with the foreign system using the system's documentation or by sending test messages after the X.400 Connector configuration is complete.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. Under Message size, select an option.

Option Description
No limit Send messages of any size. This is the default.
Maximum (K) Set a message size from 1 to 2,097,151 kilobytes.

Configuring the Remote Global Domain Identifier

The remote GDI is used to prevent message transfer loops. The GDI is used in a relay scenario and affects outbound messages only.

  1. Select the Advanced tab.
  2. Select either Use the GDI from Site Addressing or Use the GDI specified below.
  3. Under Remote X.400 global domain identifier, type or select the foreign system's GDI. This option is available only when you have selected the Use the GDI specified below option.

Option Description
PRMD (p) The PRMD name.
ADMD (a) The ADMD name.
Any Allow the local MTA to select any available ADMD.
Specific Specify a particular ADMD to use.
Country (c) Country name of the directly connected foreign X.400 system's GDI.