convert users mailbox to a publicfolder

Posted on 2009-02-09
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

One of our office staff has left, i need to convert his mailbox to a public folder so people can access his historic emails


Question by:KeirMcCann
    LVL 32

    Expert Comment

    Using Public Folder for the kind of use that you want is not recommended. it is not the intended use of PF.
    I would create a PST file of mails (of user who left) and hand over to people, seperately who wanted it (with authorization obviously). Else would disable AD user acccount and inturn give users access to the user's mailbox (grant permissions using dsa.msc)
    Hope this helps
    Nitin Gupta (gupnit)
    LVL 17

    Accepted Solution

    Hi, wassup m8

    There is no option in outlook where you can do this, so you can move the mails to the public folder manually or like gupnit says, copy the personal pst file to a public network directory and add this pst to other ones outlook.

    Or you need third party tools like:

    or check

    Good luck m8
    LVL 32

    Expert Comment

    What wass the solution that you accepted. I was surprised at the speed of acceptance ie withinin 3 mins of being posted.

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