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Users' Default Email Address cannot be changed using SBS Server Mgt Tool

This is a new SBS installation. When I created the users (only15), default SMTP email address was expressed as ""

I have been able to ADD our actual email addresses which are "" No problem.

But, when I use Manage Users and change the DEFAULT SMTP NAME to "" and then I subsequently delete "," the changes are not permanent. After a few minutes, the "" reappears and is again the default SMTP address. The other email address I added ( exists in the list, but it is not the default as I wish.

What am I doing wrong? I have tried to make these changes in the Exchange System Manager snap in, and also in Active Directory Users and Computers. I am logged in as the administrator. Everything is fully patched to my knowledge.

The Exchange Server seems to be working fine. But this issue must be resolved for numerous reasons I won't try to explain here and now. I've put 500 points on this because I am in dire need of getting this resolved as soon as possible.
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okay let me check that and get  back with you.
Wow -- that was literally right before my eyes!  :-)

I've been working on this server for most of the weekend. I have another issue -- so be sure to watch for my question. It's about unwanted open ports.

I guess I should know this stuff, but things are getting blurry right now.
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You can set up a recipient policy in the Exchange service manage that is configured as follows: Open the recipient policies property sheet and add a new SMTP address to the default policy using as the format and set it as the primary address. This should force the e-mail address to

Hope this helps.
Thanks, marcwex. I appreciate the info and will do this soon.