After you configure the Microsoft Mail Connector, you should test the connection before allowing general message transfer or starting any message-based services. To test the connection, you need to send a message from a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox to an MS Mail (PC) recipient. Furthermore, to ensure a complete connection from both sides of the connector, you can send a mail message from an MS Mail (PC) client to a Microsoft Exchange Server recipient.
Because address lists have not been exchanged between systems, you need to enter the network, postoffice, and mailbox names for recipients you wish to send a test message to.
For information on synchronizing directory information, see Chapter 11, "Directory Synchronization for Microsoft Mail."
You can test the Microsoft Mail Connector by sending test mail messages from an MS Mail (PC) client to a Microsoft Exchange Server recipient. This will help determine if the MS Mail (PC) side of the connection is functioning correctly. Once you have tested the connector from an MS Mail (PC) client, you should also send a test message from a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox to an MS Mail (PC) recipient.
Before you send a test message from an MS Mail (PC) client to a Microsoft Exchange Server recipient, you will need to create a recipient address for the mailbox you are sending the test message to. Once the address is created, the recipient will appear in your personal address list. You must know the network, postoffice, and mailbox names for the recipient. This information can be found in the Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator program.
Note Before testing the connection, verify that the Connector MTA services configured earlier in this chapter have been started. You can start Connector MTA services from the Control Panel.
|Name||The name that will appear in your personal address book (PAB).|
|E-mail Address||The MS Mail (PC) style name for the recipient. This can be found by viewing the E-mail Addresses property page for the mailbox in the Microsoft Exchange Server Administrator program.|
|E-mail Type||The mail system type.|
|Comment||A comment that can be viewed from the Details dialog box in the PAB.|