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Mac GW: How Gateway Servers Work

Article ID: 58556

Article Last Modified on 2/26/2007


  • Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks 2.0
  • Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks 2.0a
  • Microsoft Mail for AppleTalk Networks 2.0b
  • Microsoft Mail for Appletalk Networks 3.0

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IMPORTANT: All Microsoft Mail version 2.00 customers who have gateways installed should be using the "MS Mail GW" file version 2.00b and the "Microsoft Mail Server" file version 2.00b, both of which are located in the System Folder of the Mail server. An updated "MS Mail GW" file is available through Microsoft End User Sales and Service at (800) 426-9400 or Microsoft Customer Service at (206) 936-8661, but ONLY for customers using the AppleLink Gateway to Microsoft Mail. Customers using other gateways must obtain an updated "MS Mail GW" file from the developer of the gateway they are using. The Microsoft Mail server upgrade can also be obtained at the above numbers. Gateway servers are created by using the Gateway Installer program to install the gateway resources in the data file of a Microsoft Mail server. The gateway server is the Mail server that has the physical connection to the external mail service (or any other service such as the stock exchange to receive stock quotes). In the case of the AppleLink gateway, the gateway server has the modem, which is used to connect to the AppleLink host, connected to the modem port.

Mail users registered on the gateway server have access to the gateway. When a user on a gateway server sends a message to a recipient on the external service, the Mail server passes information about the Mail message to the gateway. The gateway then forwards the mail message to the external service.

Please note that the sending of gateway messages is based on gateway accounts defined, if any, and scheduled connect times.

Additional query words: 2.00 2.00a 2.00b 3.00

Keywords: KB58556