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Best practice to attach a mailbox to another user?

Posted on 2006-06-30
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I have a exec leaving the company today and wanted to know the best way to have there assistant attach to there mailbox. They will need access for up to a month as they will be redestrubiting email to correct departments.

I dont want to setup an alias for all mail to go to the assistant's mailbox.

Thoughts?
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On the exchange server, go into AD Users and computers, go to the view menu and check "advanced features" then open the user properties for the exec and go to the "Exchange Advanced' tab and click on mailbox rights.  Give the assistant full rights.

Then go to the assistants machine, go to "control panel/mail", click on the "email accounts" button,
select "view or change existing account",
 click "next",
 click "change",
click "more settings"
click the "advanced" tab
In the "Open these additional mailboxes" box, type in the exec's username and click "add"

The assistant will now have the exec's entire mailbox folders as a set of sub-folders in the folder list of her own mailbox.
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Or just set his mailbox to forward all incoming mail to her.
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Perfect thanks!
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Puzzled by the "B" grade.....do you need more info?
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Sorry, i will grade more accordingly!
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Thanks :-)
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