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Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 12. Managing Message Transfer and Routing Within the Organization

Every Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server administrator should have a solid understanding of message transfer and message routing. The X.400 message transfer agent handles message transfer, both within the organization and to servers outside it—unless you configure a different connector. The Message Transfer Agent (MTA) provides the necessary addressing and routing information for sending messages from one server to another; it’s the functional equivalent of the Microsoft Exchange Message Transfer Agent used in previous versions of Exchange Server. The MTA relies on X.400 transfer stacks to provide additional details for message transfer. The purpose of X.400 stacks is similar ...

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