Viewing other user's mail box.

Posted on 2008-02-02
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How do I explicitly prevent users from adding other users mailboxes to their Outlook profile to view the other users email?

Exchange 2003
Server 2003
Question by:xmouser
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hbustan earned 1000 total points
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By default, users do not have permission to see other users' emails - so whether they add them in their profile or not doesn't really matter unless they know their passwords or if certain users make their profiles accessible to others.

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ID: 20808122

Yeah OK , but that doesn't asnswer the question does it?

How do I explicitly prevent users from adding other user's mailboxes to their Outlook profile to view the other users email?

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seshinn earned 1000 total points
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Hbustan is correct..

2003 Exchange by default will not allow users to open other users mailbox, they may however "seem" to add them to thier Outlook 2003 folders .. But they will get an error when trying to open that mailbox and wil be unable to open any messages.

You can set the permissions to limit that as well and grant rights only to specific users in  the Exchange System Manager. or in Active Directory users and Computers.

if you right click on a mailbox store, or even a individual mailbox.. and choose properties, there is a security section much like folder permission on file shares.. You can add or remove users or groups....and what level of control you would like them to have..

here is a good article on mailbox permissions and settings




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