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How to Set up the Anonymous Posting Service in exchange 2003

Posted on 2008-02-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
there was once in exchange 5.5 the option to create "Anonymous Posting Service" it is suppose to allow you to have users post anonymous submissions to a Microsoft Exchange Public Folder.
i have an exchange 2003 in my domain, and i wondered if you can do this in exchange 2003.

the link to microsoft kb on the subject:
Question by:InfoGin
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Just right-click the folder in System Manager, select All tasks->"Mail Enable".
Next, check the Client permission on the folder: ANONYMOUS -> Contributer
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That doesn't show up as anonymous though, it will have the sender name there.

I don't think this is possible InfoGin...
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It may be possible by using event sinks.

If I remember correctly in 5.5, the actual headers were rewritten before it was delivered to the PF. But it has been a VERY long time since I dealt with the anon posting service.

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Let me refrase the question as I am willing to accept an alternative solution.

How do you implement a "Complaint Box" in Exchange where the sender of a complaint is kept secret? And this, without resorting to a second profile or other ways that complicate the usage.

All I want to do is to normally send an email to a designated mailbox or PF and to have the sender anonymous. Similar to what it was in Exchange 5.5.

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After long research it seems that Exchange 2000 and above does not support yhis function anymore.

The only viable solution we found is not in Exchange but can be implemented as an additional form in Share Point called "SharePoint Anonymous Comment Feature."

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