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Article ID: 193345 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0

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Currently, there is no support for the ISO 8859-7 (Greek) character set built into the Exchange Server message transfer agent (MTA). This may be an issue when communicating with systems using ISO 8859-7.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Exchange Server version 5.5. For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
191014  ( ) XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Component: Message Transfer Agent
   File Name      Version
   Dbserver.sch   5.5.2401.0    5.5.2401.0
   Ems_rid.dll    5.5.2401.0
   Emsmta.exe     5.5.2401.0
   Info4log.cfg   5.5.2401.0
   Infodlog.cfg   5.5.2401.0
   Infollog.cfg   5.5.2401.0
   Infotlog.cfg   5.5.2401.0
   Mtacheck.exe   5.5.2401.0
   Mtamsg.dll     5.5.2401.0
   P2.xv2         5.5.2401.0
   X400om.dll     5.5.2401.0
   X400omv1.dll   5.5.2401.0


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Exchange Server version 5.5. This problem was first corrected in Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 2.

More information

To enable sending of ISO 8859-7 on an X.400 Connector, perform the following steps:

WARNING: Using the raw mode of the Exchange Server Administrator program (admin /r) incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Microsoft Windows NT Server and/or Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of raw mode can be solved. Use raw mode at your own risk.

  1. Start the Exchange Administrator program in raw mode (Admin.exe /R).
  2. Select the desired X.400 Connector.
  3. Press SHIFT+ENTER. This displays a list of Object Attributes.
  4. Search for "Translation Table Used". If this cannot be found, change "List attributes of type" to "All".
  5. Type 9 in the Edit Value field.
  6. Click Set.
  7. Click OK.
Inbound, ISO 8859-7 will be detected automatically.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
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