An NNTP account is the alias name of a Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox or custom recipient that supports NNTP. For example, the alias for Suzan Fine's mailbox is SuzanF.
Because Microsoft Exchange Server uses Windows NT user accounts for authentication, it may be necessary to specify the mailbox's Windows NT domain, user account, and alias name. Performance can be improved by including the mailbox's Windows NT domain in the NNTP account.
Keep the following in mind when you set up your NNTP client's account:
- If a Windows NT domain and user name are specified as the NNTP account, they must precede the mailbox's alias name. For example, Windows_NT_domain\user_account_name\mailbox_alias name.
- If only an alias name is specified as the NNTP account, the Microsoft Exchange Server computer running NNTP uses a Windows NT user name that is equivalent to the alias name. All Windows NT domains are searched to locate the first domain that contains that Windows NT user. For example, if you specify SuzanF as the NNTP account, all domains are searched to find the first domain that contains user Windows_NT_domain\SuzanF\SuzanF.
- If only a Windows NT domain and user account are specified as the NNTP account, the Microsoft Exchange Server computer running NNTP uses a mailbox alias that is equivalent to the Windows NT user account. For example, domain_name\SuzanF as the NNTP account is equivalent to domain_name\SuzanF\SuzanF as the NNTP account.
- The NNTP password for the mailbox is the Windows NT user account password that is associated with the Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox or custom recipient.