Mailbox servers

Exchange 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2017-07-19

Summary: Learn about the Mailbox server role in Exchange 2016.

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, the Mailbox server role hosted both mailbox and public folder databases and also provided email message storage. Now, in Exchange Server 2016, the Mailbox server role contains transport services for routing mail, mailbox databases, Client access services to accept client connections, and Unified Messaging (UM) components.

For more information about Exchange mailbox servers and how they complement other server roles, see Exchange 2016 architecture.