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Coexistence Manager for Notes 3.8.2 - User Guide

About the CMN Documentation Suite Introduction CMN Directory Connector
Directory Connector overview Installation and configuration DC Management Console Connector Creation Wizard Connector Advanced Settings Starting and stopping the Directory Connector service
CMN Mail Connector
Mail Connector features overview Coexistence mail routing basics Deployment of CMN Mail Connector Installation Configuration Mail Connector Management Console
CMN Free/Busy Connector The Log Viewer Appendix A: Known limitations Appendix B: Troubleshooting Appendix C: CMN Logs

Step 8 (optional): Have an administrator sign the CMN.ntf template file

If your organization uses active mail and you do not sign the CMN.ntf file, an Exchange user opening an active mail message will have to dismiss a popup dialog box to verify that he/she trusts the unsigned database. To permanently bypass that step, have an administrator sign the CMN.ntf template file:

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Copy the CMN.ntf template file from your CMN Mail Connector directory to the Domino server.
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Have an administrator sign the CMN.ntf template file.
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Copy the signed CMN.ntf template file to the CMN server running the Mail Connector component.
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Select the signed CMN.ntf template file in the CMN Mail Connector Management Console, on the Active Mail screen, with the Browse ([...]) button.

Mail Connector Management Console

CMN includes a Management Console for the Mail Connector to assist in updating the component in a series of friendly, helpful GUI screens. The Management Console then edits the Mail Connector’s configuration file according to your entries in the GUI screens.

The next few sections explain the basic operating principles of the Mail Connector Management Console, and provide screen-by-screen field notes.

All configuration settings in the CMN Management Console screens correspond to parameters stored in the CMN .xml configuration file. The Management Console provides an easier, "friendlier" way to enter and change those settings.

 

 

Note: The terms "Inbound" and "Outbound" as used here are relative to the Mail Connector itself, as shown in this illustration. An "Inbound" server is one from which CMN receives messages, and an "Outbound" server is one to which CMN relays messages.

Management Console screen:Mail Connector | Inbound Servers

The Inbound settings define the valid Domino and Exchange servers whose message traffic the Mail Connector will accept.

A checkbox appears near the top of the screen, above the Servers table:

Enable hosted Exchange (if connecting with a remote "hosted" Exchange server): Tells CMN to accept transmissions from a server not defined in the table below, and to assume that the undefined server is a hosted Exchange server.

All other (non-hosted) servers are defined in the table, where each row defines one server. You must specify at least one Inbound server each for Exchange and Domino. However, you may specify two or more for either or both. Click Add to define a new server in the table, select an existing server and click Edit to change its configuration, or click Remove to delete a server from the table.

Each server is defined by values in these columns:

System Type: Select Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino (with the version number of Domino installed on this server).
Server Name / IP Address: The name of the server, which may be designated as the DNS name of the physical box, or by the IP address associated with the server, or by its MX record notation, which can rank physical server names by a priority usage preference.

Management Console screen: Mail Connector | Outbound Servers

| Outbound Servers

The Outbound settings define the valid Exchange and Domino mail servers to which the Mail Connector will try to route mail. You may specify two or more servers for either or both sides—in which case CMN will distribute the outbound traffic among all of the servers defined for any single side (Exchange or Domino) in round-robin fashion.

The servers are defined in a table, where each row defines a single server. You must specify at least one server for each of Exchange and Domino. Click Add to define a new server in the table, select an existing server and click Edit to change its configuration, or click Remove to delete a server from the table.

Each server is defined by values in these columns:

System Type: Select Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino.
The System Type drop-down list for a Notes outbound server offers an assortment of Domino versions. Your selection here determines how CMN will process certain message types for delivery to that server. (Remember that Notes implements some features differently in different versions, so CMN processes messages differently to accommodate those differences. Your System Type designation here tells CMN how to process messages bound for this server.)
NOTE: If defining a remote "hosted" Exchange outbound server: Select the Microsoft Exchange value here.
Server Name / IP Address: The name of the server, which may be designated as the DNS name of the physical box, by the IP address associated with the server, or by MX record notation.
NOTE: If defining a remote "hosted" Exchange outbound server: Enter the SMTP MTA for the Server Name / IP Address. You should be able to find the correct value in the admin interface of your hosted provider or by contacting the provider directly.
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