Mailboxes are a point of integration for applications to access the same message.
The following mailbox types are concepts that contribute to the operation between applications:
- Traditional mailboxes - Sterling B2B Integrator mailboxes that are in one node, or instance of Sterling B2B Integrator.
- Sterling File Gateway mailboxes are traditional mailboxes with advanced routing and visibility that is enabled by Sterling File Gateway
- Global Mailbox can be configured in multiple data centers with replication of the data so that messages are stored in multiple data centers and are available even when one data center is offline or has an interruption in communication. Global Mailbox is an optional feature of Sterling B2B Integrator that enables mailboxes that can be distributed across multiple data centers.