The routing configuration specifies how MailArchiva will handle incoming traffic. Without any route, MailArchiva will automatically archive all data received from any connection. In the vast majority of cases, this default behaviour is all that is required. In the event that at least one route is defined, the default behaviour falls away.
As depicted below, when defining a route, it is possible to instruct MailArchiva to receive data on a particular connection, archive the data and then forward it on to another server. This is useful in architectures where data must be archived and then forwarded on for further processing. For instance, MailArchiva's High Availability configuration makes extensive use of the routing engine to forward traffic to redundant servers.
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