You use an import container to store imported addresses from the cc:Mail post office on a Microsoft Exchange Server. Imported addresses from cc:Mail to Microsoft Exchange Server include:
Imported addresses are represented as custom recipients in the Microsoft Exchange Server directory. Addresses from cc:Mail that contain text in the cc:Mail Administrator program comments field display the same text in the notes attribute for the custom recipient. When text in either the notes field or the field are edited, the updates are incorporated after the next directory synchronization cycle.
Note Lotus cc:Mail proxy names such as "user at ex1" and "user at ex2" are considered unique to Microsoft Exchange Server, but not to cc:Mail. Modify user names using the E-mail Addresses property page for custom recipients in the Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator program. For example, rename "user at ex1" to "user1 at ex1."
You should not manually create remote post office entries in the cc:Mail directory if you plan to run directory synchronization. The Connector for cc:Mail directory synchronization process automatically creates remote post office entries, including indirect Microsoft Exchange Server sites, in the cc:Mail directory. The connector creates a comment for each post office entry created that must remain for future directory synchronization processes to function correctly. If these comments are removed, directory synchronization fails. The format is MSExchangeCCMC servername, where servername is the name of the computer where the connector is installed. Do not delete or modify these comments.
If the Microsoft Exchange Server computer hosting the Connector for cc:Mail and performing directory synchronization is removed and relocated on another server, you must delete post office and user references created automatically by the original connector in the cc:Mail directory.
When directory synchronization creates entries in the cc:Mail directory, it uses the foreign address name (FAN) field. Do not modify or delete this field. If entries to the cc:Mail directory are created manually for Microsoft Exchange Server recipients, the FAN fields for these entries must be completed manually. The field must include the CCMAIL address of the Microsoft Exchange Server recipient. For example, the Microsoft Exchange Server recipient Grover Smith will, by default, have the CCMAIL e-mail address Smith, Grover.
Distribution lists that contain a large number of cc:Mail recipients should be created on the cc:Mail post office and imported to Microsoft Exchange Server. Distribution lists created on Microsoft Exchange Server that include cc:Mail recipients are expanded in the To box before import to cc:Mail. The cc:Mail client does not accept a message header larger than 4000 bytes. A large number of cc:Mail recipients in the To box results in a non-delivery report (NDR).
Use the Import Container property page to specify which recipient container receives imported cc:Mail directory entries.
Use the Import Container property page to set options for importing cc:Mail addresses. When you filter an import container, you can specify individual cc:Mail addresses you want imported to Microsoft Exchange Server.
|Import all directory entries||Imports all directory entries from the cc:Mail post office to Microsoft Exchange Server.|
Only import directory
entries of these formats
|Imports cc:Mail addresses that correspond to the specified formats. For example, to accept addresses from the cc:Mail post office PO1 exclusively using the wildcard character asterisk, type * at PO1.|
Do not import directory
entries of these formats
|Excludes cc:Mail addresses that correspond to a specified format. For example, to exclude addresses from the cc:Mail post office PO1 exclusively using the wildcard character asterisk, type * at PO1.|
|New||Specifies a new address format to include or exclude during directory synchronization.|
|Edit||Modifies an existing address format to include or exclude during directory synchronization.|
|Remove||Deletes an address format.|
Use the Import Containers property page to launch a directory synchronization cycle manually. Launching directory synchronization manually is done when an update between directories is required immediately.
To specify a regular interval for running directory synchronization, see "Directory Synchronization Schedule" later in this chapter.
You can configure rules for creating the cc:Mail alias and display name during directory synchronization by editing the registry for the Windows NT Server hosting your Microsoft Exchange Server. By default, the connector creates a user alias as a combination of the first name and first letter of last name (%F%1L). For example, during directory synchronization import, the cc:Mail user Grover Smith would be given the alias grovers. Similarly, the connector creates a display name from the combination first name last name (%F %L), or in this example, Grover Smith.
You can edit the registry for the Windows NT Server to create a variety of combinations of alias and display names for directory synchronization import. The following is a table of rules you can specify.
|%#(rule)||Specifies the number of characters for the name. For example, the format rule %2L for the last name Smith would generate Sm.|