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Allow users to email using the alias's

Is there any way to allow users to email using the alias's on Exchange 2003?  I find it silly that we have to use a 3rd party solution to remedy this situation. (http://www.ivasoft.biz/choosefrom.shtml)  Has anyone found a way to do this correctly, and also have it work within OWA?

Thanks,

Daniel
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SembeeCommented:
Without using a third party solution - no.
That third party solution you have indicated is currently the best solution available.

Simon.
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dstanton007Author Commented:
If a user requested this type of feature, is there a way I can give him POP email?  And have it installed locally on his outlook so that he can send using either exchange or the pop3 transports?  So have user@domain.com (exchange) and have info@domain.com (pop3)?

Dan
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SembeeCommented:
That is another way of doing it. By using SMTP delivery you can put anything you like in the From line.
Although if you are going down that route you could also look at "Send As" on another mailbox, public folder or distribution list.

Simon.
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dstanton007Author Commented:
Sembee,

Would you mind getting into more detail about those other options?

Ideally, it would be great if users could use accounts drop down functionality within outlook.

Here is posting of a question I posed on irc.

Im trying to allow users to send via their alias in exchange 2003?  I found the choosefrom application, but that is not what im looking for exactly.  Plus its 150$   Can I seperate some email accounts from exchange so that they can be used with pop3?  How would you allow user@domain.com to stay with exchange, yet keep global accounts such as info@domain.com and support@domain.com seperate pop3 accounts?

What are your thoughts.

Thanks greatly.

Daniel
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SembeeCommented:
If you are going down the POP3 route then you don't setup seperate accounts. With a POP3 configuration the outbound email address information is set on the client. All you need is a valid account to authenticate against when sending the message.
Think how spam works.

For the other options:

Mailbox with send as: this is just another mailbox created for each account, then give the relevant users the ability to send an email as that person. Use the "From" line in Outlook to set the relevant account to send from.

Public Folders with send as: as above, except the email address is attached to a mail enabled public folder. Advantage is that there isn't another mailbox on your system with calendar, notes etc. Disadvantage is that there are no "sent items" for the generic address. The sent items are stored in the sender's own mailbox.
Distribution list: as public folders.

Simon.
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