Use the following sections to learn about the comprehensive
routing solution Microsoft Exchange 2000 provides to ensure that
messages arrive at the correct destination:
Configuring Message Routing. In these
sections you learn about how Exchange 2000 groups one or more
servers running Exchange into organizations. In all but the
smallest Exchange installations, you will likely need to learn how
to configure multiple computers running Exchange to work together.
If you operate Exchange on a single server, the topics in this
section do not apply to your organization; however, you may find
these topics useful for making plans to expand your messaging
network to multiple servers. More...
Connecting to Other Messaging Systems.
In these sections you learn about using connectors between Exchange
2000 and another messaging system and about how Exchange connectors
transfer messages and synchronize directory and calendar functions.
You learn how to use Exchange connectors to coexist with another
mail system for a short or long period of time. For example, you
may only need Exchange to coexist with an existing messaging system
for a short time while you migrate users from the existing
messaging system to Exchange. In another case, you may want
long-term coexistence to permanently connect to a branch office
that has another messaging system that is not migrating to Exchange
SMTP Support. In these sections you
learn about Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), which is the
Internet standard for transporting and delivering electronic
messages. Although Microsoft SMTP Service is included in the
Windows 2000 operating system, you learn about how Exchange 2000
expands Microsoft SMTP Service, enhancing the basic delivery
functions of the protocol without compromising its compatibility
with other messaging systems. More...