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Prevent internal users from sending to everybody

Posted on 2009-04-01
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I would like to prevent some of the junior users from sending to everybody@mydomain.com. Is it at all possible?

Reasoning is that, typically someone will think its a good idea to send something to "everybody" when in fact they are actually spamming due to ignorance.

Even if it is possible, which I doubt,  to remove the everybody group, I do not want to do that because then it prevents legit mails from management or HR.

So the question is. Is it at all possible to remove a user or group of users from SENDING to everybody on the domain?
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by:Akhater
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what is your "everybody" is that a group you've created ?

what exchange version are you running
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JBlond earned 500 total points
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You can restrict sending to a distribution group, simply right-click on the group, choose Properties and on one of the Exchange-tabs you can configure the restrictions.
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You aren't going to be able to stop them from either creating a personal distribution list with everyone in the GAL in it, or from picking everyone from the GAL and adding them to the 'To:' field though
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Thanks man!
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by:BadHorsey
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abhaigh: Thats true but then instead of it being a matter of ignorance it will be purposeful abuse, which I will nail them to the wall for.
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by:abhaigh
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*grins*  fair enough

I've always been in favour of giving people enough rope to hang themselves with myself  :D
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ROTFL
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