Connecting to Other Messaging Systems

Configure Message Routing

Messages that pass through the Notes connector must have the correct address space so that they can be routed to the correct destination in Notes. The address space specifies which messages bound for the Notes system are accepted and routed by the connector.

To configure message routing for the connector:

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


    1. Connectors
  3. Right-click Connector for Lotus Notes (server_name), and then click Properties.
  4. On the Address Space tab, click Add.
  5. In New Address Space, select NOTES, and then click OK.
  6. Provide the following information:
  7. User Name

    This option designates who the connector accepts messages from. You can enter an asterisk (*) to allow all users in the connected Exchange organization to send messages to users on the Notes system. If you want only a specific group to use the connector, enter the display name of the group.


    This option specifies the Notes domain to which the connector is connected.


    This option specifies a routing metric that indicates the relative "cost" of using a particular connector to send messages. The cost determines the preferred route for a message among multiple routes. Lower-cost routes take precedence over higher-cost routes. To balance the message load across multiple connectors, assign the same cost to each connector. The range is 0 to 100; the default is 1.
  8. If you want to limit the connector's scope to Exchange servers that belong to the routing group where the connector is installed, click Routing Group. Tell me more about connector scope...
    Scope defines the connector's visibility within the Exchange organization (that is, whether an Exchange server can "see," and therefore route messages through, the connector). By default, the connector is visible to all servers within the entire Exchange organization.