External Distribution Lists in Exchange 2003
Posted on 2008-11-12
I work for a school which is currently running Exchange 2003 for mail services. We have mailboxes for faculty/staff as well as for the students, with internal lists and groups all set up. We'd like a way to be able to email all of the parents of a certain grade (ie Parents10), but with limitations.
1. If possible, it'd be easier not to have to create contacts for every parent. If we have to do that, then we don't want those contacts to appear in the GAL
2. We don't want the parent DL to show up in the GAL, as Students shouldn't be allowed to send to them.
3. Will the parents have internal email addresses as well? Is there a way to accomplish this without them having internal addresses?
Lastly, would creating all of these contacts have any licensing ramifications?
Our end users mainly use Outlook, Entourage, and OWA. I know our internal lists have no problem with these programs, so is it safe to assume the external lists won't have a problem either?
Thank you for all your help.