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Mac GW: How Gateway-Access Servers Work

Article ID: 58553

Article Last Modified on 2/27/2007


  • 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

This article was previously published under Q58553


IMPORTANT: All Microsoft Mail version 2.0 customers who have gateways installed should be using the "MS Mail GW" file version 2.0b and the "Microsoft Mail Server" file version 2.0b, 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 International 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. Initially, only those Microsoft Mail users registered on the gateway server can exchange messages with the gateway's external mail service. Creating a gateway-access server allows users on the access server to exchange messages with the external mail service as well.

Gateway-access servers are created by using the Gateway Installer to first extract access-server resources from an existing gateway server and then using the Gateway Installer to install those resources on Mail servers that you want to have access to the gateway. These resources include the gateway address dialog box in the Address Mail window for specifying gateway recipients and can include the forms to send, read, and print gateway messages. Please note that in Mail version 3.0, you can make all servers in a site gateway-access servers. For more information, query on the following words:

access and gateway and site


For example, suppose you have a company with 10 Microsoft Mail servers and only one modem, and users on four different Mail servers need access to AppleLink. To give all these users access to AppleLink, set one of the four Mail servers up as a gateway server and the other three as gateway-access servers.

When a user on an access server sends a message to a recipient on the external service, the access server forwards the Mail message to the Mail server that is its gateway server. The gateway server, depending on its gateway accounts and connect times, sends the mail message to the external service.

Additional query words: 2.00 2.00a 2.00b 3.00

Keywords: KB58553