The global settings feature allows you to configure system-wide
settings in a variety of ways. For example, a majority of your
users may have similar message conversion needs, or you may want
them to subscribe to the same delivery restrictions. You can define
default formatting configurations and message size limits that can
be applied across every mailbox and virtual server in your
You can override global settings for special messaging
situations by configuring the individual Microsoft Exchange 2000
objects with different default settings. These global settings will
be applied only when no configurations have been made at the
virtual server level or individual mailbox level.
These system-wide configurations should be
used when a majority of your users have similar needs. Otherwise,
message formatting can be set on the individual virtual servers and
mailboxes in your organization, and message size or recipient
limitations can be set on a per-user basis.
A Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) virtual
server will not accept a message from a client or another server if
the message exceeds its message size limit. When a message is
accepted, the SMTP virtual server will try to deliver it to all
recipient mailboxes. Only then do these global restrictions apply.
The message will be accepted by all recipient mailboxes with limits
it does not exceed (mailbox limits can be set globally or on a
per-user basis). More...
The Filtering tab is where the message filter
list is created. This list is used by all SMTP virtual servers in
your organization to block particular users or groups from sending
mail to some or all IP addresses on your intranet. Once the message
filter list is created, it must be enabled on a per-IP address
basis on every SMTP virtual server. More....
Internet formats are used when messages are
sent to or are received from an Internet recipient. When MAPI
clients in your organization send messages, they are converted from
Microsoft Rich Text Format (RTF) to Multipurpose Internet Mail
Extensions (MIME). Each type of content in the message, such as
video or audio, is identified by a MIME type. The video or audio is
sent as an attachment with MIME types that are mapped to an
appropriate extension. These extensions allow Microsoft Exchange
2000 Server and other mail programs to recognize the attachment and
display it correctly. Although Exchange contains many MIME types,
if there is media or content that you send or receive through
e-mail, adding it to the list of MIME types will help recipients
open and display the attachment correctly. More...
A domain node allows you to create a set of
guidelines for SMTP to use when sending messages to a specific
remote domain. For example, if you have MAPI clients that send
messages to a business partner on a regular basis, you may want to
create a policy for SMTP to use when sending messages to your
partner's domain. The policy allows you to specify the format your
business partner must use to view your messages. Adding a domain
node does not mean that you are creating a new domain in your
organization; you are just creating a new set of SMTP guidelines to
use with a remote domain. More...