Supporting Messaging Clients

Choose a Character Set

Exchange supports multilingual messages using Microsoft Windows code pages instead of Internet character sets. For most languages a one-to-one correspondence exists between the character set and the code page. If multiple character sets exist for one code page, Exchange uses the character setting specified on the Message Format tab.

Note   Early MAPI clients, such as Microsoft Outlook 97, do not allow the user to specify a character set. It is for these clients only that the character set conversion settings apply.

To choose a character set:

  1. Start System Manager
    on the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to IMAP4.

    System Manager

    1. Administrative Groups
    2. Administrative group
    3. Servers
    4. Server
    5. Protocols
    6. IMAP4
  3. In the console tree, right-click a virtual server, and then click Properties.
  4. On the Message Format tab, select a character set.