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Mac Srv: Description of Gateway Services

Article ID: 102789

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail for Appletalk Networks 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail for Appletalk Networks 3.1

This article was previously published under Q102789


In versions 3.0 and 3.1 of Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks, Gateway Services (GWS) manages Mail's interaction with gateways.

GWS is installed when MS Mail GW is loaded at startup time. GWS schedules when each of the gateways installed on the Mail server is to run. When you choose the Update button in the Gateway Connect Times screen, a mail message containing the selected times/options is sent to GWS.

When it is time for a gateway to run, GWS creates an environment in which the gateway code will run, downloads the gateway code from the Mail server, and then gives control to the gateway code.

GWS has its own mail inbox. The Outbound Gateway Queue, which you can view from the Mail Network Administrator program Global Server Report, is the inbox for GWS.

All outgoing gateway messages are first put in the GWS inbox. GWS then puts a copy of the mail message in the outgoing queue for each appropriate gateway and then runs each gateway at the proper time. When the last gateway has deleted an outgoing gateway message, GWS deletes the copy in its inbox.

When you view the Outbound Gateway Queue in the Mail Network Administrator program, you are looking at the current outbound gateway messages.

Additional query words: 3.00 3.10

Keywords: KB102789