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Mail user vs mail contact in exchange 2007

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What are the best practices for an NT user without exchange mailbox but has and external email address? mail user or mail contact? whats the differerence between these two? They both seem to accomplish the same things.

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according to microsoft  a mail-enabled user has an e-mail address at the organization but does not have an Exchange mailbox. All e-mail messages that are sent to the mail-enabled user are forwarded to the specified external e-mail address.


I have people as mail users who are not suppose to have email addresses inside the org. So something happened durning the migration.

I am thinking i need to remove all these users and create contacts for them with their outside email addresses.

Is there a way to do this with a large list and the command line?
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A mail enabled user has an account in Active Directory but no Exchange mailbox. A mail enabled user is listed in the global address list. This enables other users to easily locate and send e-mail to a mail enabled user even if the account does not have a mailbox in the Exchange organization. For example, you may create a mail enabled user for onsite contract employees who require access to the network but who want to continue receiving their e-mail through their Internet service provider.

Ref: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Understanding-Mailbox-Enabled-Mail-Enabled-Recipients.html

Mail enabled contact is a simple objcet in Active Directory with an email address specified by the Administrator. It cannot help you logon to the domain.

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