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LAN Connection Setup

When you establish a LAN connection to an MS Mail postoffice, the Microsoft Mail Connector extracts the network and postoffice names from the external postoffice. No manual entry of external postoffice information is necessary. You need to know only the network path to the directory where the external postoffice is stored.

Getting to the Connections property page

  1. In the Administrator window, choose the site where the Microsoft Mail Connector is installed, and then choose Connections.
  2. Double-click MS Mail Connector.
  3. Select the Connections tab.

Creating a LAN Connection

You can create and view LAN connections to MS Mail (PC) postoffices in the Connections property page. You can also specify whether the Microsoft Mail Connector will indirectly access any postoffices that a LAN-connected postoffice exchanges mail with.

Note   Before attempting to connect to a NetWare server, your Windows NT Server must be running the Gateway Service for NetWare. When typing a network path to a NetWare server, use the uniform naming convention (UNC) format (\\servername\sharename\path for a Windows NT Server or \\servername\volumename\path for a NetWare server). For example, an MS Mail (PC) postoffice located on a NetWare server with server name Server1, volume name Sys, and directory name Maildata would require the network path \\Server1\Sys\Maildata.

  1. Select the Connections tab.
  2. Choose Create.
  3. Under Connection Parameters, select LAN.
  4. To enter the Postoffice Path, choose Change.
  5. In the Path box, type the full path to the server using UNC format.
  6. In the Connect As box, type the logon identifier. Type a logon ID only if the MS Mail postoffice is in a non-trusted domain or the Windows NT service account is not a valid user on the server where the postoffice exists
  7. In the Password box, type the account password if necessary, and then choose OK to return to the Create Connection dialog box.
  8. In the Connection Attempts box, type a value (1 to 99) to set the number of attempts to send mail before it is returned to the sender with a non-delivery report (NDR). The default is 3.
  9. Choose Upload Routing to display a list of any indirect postoffices connected to the MS Mail postoffice. You can include any of the postoffices on the routing list.
  10. For more information on indirect routing, see "Indirect Connections to MS Mail Postoffices" later in this chapter.

Confirming Connection Changes

You have the option to view a confirmation message when changes have been made to the Connections property page. This option is selected by default.

  1. Select the Connections tab.
  2. Select or clear the Confirm before Connection changes are applied check box.

Removing Connections

If service to a specific MS Mail postoffice is no longer necessary, you can delete the connection to that postoffice without disturbing other message transfer processes.

Note   You must delete any indirect postoffice connections routed through a direct postoffice before deleting that direct postoffice.

  1. Select the Connections tab.
  2. In the Connections box, select a postoffice.
  3. Choose Delete.