Types of mail enabled users/ contacts
Posted on 2009-03-31
I have an application running that is set to email a Distribution List (DL1) when there is a problem. So far, the members of the DL are internal. The app owner would like an email also sent to the vendor (email@example.com) who is external to the company. So, there are two ways I can do this I guess;
a) Configure the SMTP mailer on the application with another To: address
b) Add firstname.lastname@example.org to DL1
I've been looking at the internet for various descriptions of mail enabled recipients, but I'm a bit confused between mailbox enabled recipients, mail enabled users, contacts, mail enabled users etc! We are running Exchange 2003....could someone confirm the type of mail recipients there are?
I thought they were
Mailbox enabled user: A user with an AD account and a local Exchange mailbox
Mail enabled user: A user with an AD account but an external SMTP address
Mail enabled contact: Someone with no AD account, but they appear in the GAL with their SMTP address so that our users can email them
Have I got this/the terminology correct? Have I missed any?
Would be grateful for advise!