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Greetings Experts, this is sort of a two part question.

There is no way to add internet email addresses to a distribution list in Exchange 5.5. This must be done in Outlook, correct?

Also, in Outlook is there a way to move messages into a folder and have Outlook create a distribution list containing the senders of the messages in that folder?

Make sense? Any help you can offer will be most appreciated.

Thanks

JC
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by:kevala
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You said:

"There is no way to add internet email addresses to a distribution list in Exchange 5.5. This must be done in Outlook, correct?"

Why not? Maybe i am misunderstanding you, but what about a custom recipient? You can make a custom recipient and give it an internet email address, then add it to a distribution list...would this not work for you?
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by:JconleyMCSE
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Aren't I only able to add members of my organization to the list?

Forgive me, I'm only moderately versed in Exchange.

Thanks for your help thus far!

JC
 
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by:kevala
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Lets say your company does business with....mmm...Home Depot. Your company does alot of ordering via email. Well, to be quite honest, everyone is getting tired of having to type in that long email address of shippingandreceiving@homedepot.com

what you do is create a "custom recipient", called it home depot and specify the Internet Mail address. You can do this for any internet email address you want, and you CAN definitely add custom recipients to Distribution lists...

Open the Admin program, click on File\New Custom Recipient...specify the internet mail address, and follow the Wizard....

You should now be able to see the custom recipient in the GAL and send to it. (as well as add it to a DL)
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by:JconleyMCSE
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Oh right, okay, I'm with you now. The problem is, we're looking at roughly 1200 email addresses. I don't want to populate our GAL with that may address. I know I could hide them but that's not really a good option either. I was just wanting to slap the addresses into the list. So it seems Outlook would probably be the best option.

Anyone know if you can move messages into a folder and have Outlook create a distribution list containing the senders of the messages in that folder?

Thanks for your help so far Kevala!
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kevala earned 225 total points
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why don't you create a second recipient container for the custom recipients so the users won't have to stare at all of them unless they want to....

and i don't know of a way (as far as your second question goes (sorry))
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