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MSOutlook and public folders

In MSOutlook when I expand public folders and select some of the PF the properties, in the permission tab I can't see my account, but I can add and remove users from permissions.
So how do I know what permissions do I have in such PF?

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peakpeakCommented:
You must see a group that you belong to. That group's permission is yours. Also, having groups instead of individuals is the preferred way of assigning permissions as you can easily change group membership. (new employees, people who quit in one place).
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
The only group that I can see is "Default", where did this come from and how can I see its members?
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peakpeakCommented:
Default has no members as such. It's like the group Everyone in AD. The Default group is thus the rights you have in that folder.
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IanWebsterCommented:
If you are not a member of a group which has permissions via Outlook but you are an exchange administrator, you can add yourself to the permissions in Exchange System manager.

Open ESM, and drill down to the "Folders" container. Expand to the folder you need to set permissions, right click and select "properties". Go to the "Permissions" tab and click "Client Permissions".

Add yourself to the list as an "owner" and you will not be able to access the permissions via Outlook.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
You didn't tell me what users the Default can have? and how did I end up in this group even though I can't see the members of this group.
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SembeeCommented:
I don't normally touch your questions, but as you seem to be getting poor advice I will contribute.

Default is a permission that you cannot remove. If your account does not get permissions via group or being specifically listed, then the permissions that are on the default account are the permissions your user account will get.
If the default permission is "Owner" then everyone is an owner unless you specifically state otherwise by adding them to a group that has other permissions or listing them specifically.
Best practises for Public Folder permissions is to change Default to none and then list all users directly or as part of a group.

Simon.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Sembee:
why don't you touch my questions?
I know that I am slow to understand things or maybe I am just persistent and like to know things thouroughly.
As of Default group, does it mean that if the permission level of the Default group is Owner, everyone in the exchange organization who opens outlook and drills down to that PF can create/delete items?
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peakpeakCommented:
Also note that if you mail enable a public folder you need to set the group Anonymous to Contributor if you want to receive mail from outside. You cannot remove that group either
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I want an answer for this:

As of Default group, does it mean that if the permission level of the Default group is Owner, everyone in the exchange organization who opens outlook and drills down to that PF can create/delete items?
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SembeeCommented:
If the permission on "Default" is owner, then anyone who is not listed with permissions otherwise will be an owner.

For example, if you have permissions set to

Default - Owner
Accounts Group - Reviewer
Finance Director - Editor

Bob is the Finance director
Steve is the sales director and is not a member of the Accounts Group

Bob is only an editor.
However because Steve is not Finance Director or a member of Accounts Group he is an owner of the folder.

Simon.
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