Solved

Mail user vs mail contact in exchange 2007

Posted on 2008-10-31
2
2,999 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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.

thanks.
Dom
0
Comment
Question by:Dom123456
2 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:Dom123456
ID: 22850762
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?
0
 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
Exchange_Geek earned 250 total points
ID: 22900523
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.

0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Marketers need statistics and metrics like everybody else needs oxygen. In this article we explain how to enable marketing campaign statistics for Microsoft Exchange mail.
Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
In this video we show how to create a Contact in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Contact ta…
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

26 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now