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What's the best way to create an everyone distribution list in Exchange?

What's the best practice for creating an "all company" distribution list in Exchange 2003/AD.  I was going to just use "Domain Users" as a dist group, but then emails would go to system users like IWAM_MachineName (right?).  Can I create a new distribution/security group that new domain/Exchange users are automatically assigned to at creation so the admin doesn't have to remember to add new users to the "everyone" group?  Ideally this distribution group would  not be available to outside email senders.  Hopefully there is an obvious solution that I am overlooking.  Thanks.
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ans-ansdenverCommented:
Do you have a user template that you copy when you make new users?  You could add that user template to the distribuiton list that you are going to make. Every time you copy the user temaplate for a new user they get added to the distribution list.
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jschnei555Author Commented:
Nope.  I do not copy a user template when creating a new user.  Maybe AD does this for me automatically.  Is there a "default" template that I can add an "everybody" group to?
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o0JoeCool0oCommented:
Im not sure the best way but the way I have done this, is by creating Security groups by department. so I add users to departmental groups. then I have an allstaff account and I add the departments(groups) to the allstaff security group. Which in turn is mail enabled, so when I send a email to allstaff@domain.com it goes to everyone, and is also easier to maintain in the future because you only need to add a new user to there department group.
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jschnei555Author Commented:
That actually works well with our configuration.  Thanks.
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acesover2000Commented:
Why not go ahead with your original idea?  IWAM (and other strange AD artifact accounts) will not receive emails because they do not have Exchange mailboxes.  

Good luck on preventing external mailers from hitting that Dist List, (maybe give it a unique name and expect that you might have to change it in a year or so) | (open a new question on EE)

:)
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o0JoeCool0oCommented:
RE: Good luck on preventing external mailers from hitting that Dist List, (maybe give it a unique name and expect that you might have to change it in a year or so) | (open a new question on EE)

Actually all you have to do is go to the exchange  general tab in the group properties in AD and check the box marked "ACCEPT MESSEGES" and check the box that says "From Authenticated users Only"
or Only From then add the allstaff group

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jschnei555Author Commented:
Right, thanks to both of you.  acesover2000, I am not real familiar with EE... is there a way I can add some extra points and give them to you for the "IWAM/AD artifact accounts" comment?
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acesover2000Commented:
hehe I pay for this junk anyway

Thanks though

(but if you find out a way to give kudos to jschne... get me some too)

Just pay it forward

:)

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o0JoeCool0oCommented:
I pay for this junk too Im not sure why though Ive asked 3 quesitons and not got one answer  yet I have answered liek 6 other peoples questions
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acesover2000Commented:
LOL
ask easier questions
(you owe me points)
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