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Add bcc to a distribution group

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I have a client that is requesting a distribution group that includes a bcc email address. For example, AcctDept@xyz.com is a standard distribution group for a win2003 domain. This client wants an email address as a member but hidden to all members. Essentially, this hidden email address receives a bcc to all messages sent to this email address.

Ive search around mostly on here and google and cant find any solution. Maybe group policy?
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by:Mitch1981
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Exchange 2003 o 2007?
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by:ITRSupport
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Exchange 2003 Enterprise
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by:Mestha
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No way that I can think of.
The most you could do is create another group, turn on the option to hide membership, add the account to the group and then add the group to the main group.

Simon.
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by:apache09
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There are some 3rd party apps you might be able to use to setup an Auto BCC
heres a list of tools from SlipStick

Have a look at Auto BCC and Silent Mail For Outlook
http://www.slipstick.com/addins/mail.asp
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by:Chris Bottomley
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You cant mix address types in an outlook DL and would have to add a second DL or addreess to the BCC field.

It could be automated so that when sending to the DL then as part of the send activity the additional BCC is appended to the BCC field when the specific DL is detected in the addressees?

We can help in that if you want.

CHris
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by:Chris Bottomley
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If the macro concept works for you then:

Replace DLTest with the name of the DL in question and someone@somewhere.com with the BCC recipient.

Chris
Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
Dim olkRecipient As Outlook.Recipient
Dim rec As Outlook.Recipient
 
    For Each olkRecipient In Item.Recipients
        'The name of the DL to be 'processed' is as on the following line'
        If olkRecipient.Name = "DLTest" Then
            Set rec = Item.Recipients.Add("someone@somewhere.com")
            rec.Type = olBCC
            Set rec = Nothing
        End If
    Next
 
End Sub

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by:Chris Bottomley
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To Create a macro:
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Alt + F11 to open the macro editor
     In the project tree select as appropriate:
      OUTLOOK      : thisOutlookSession
     In the workpane select as appropriate:
      OUTLOOK      : General
     In the workpane select the required 'event', (i.e. 'open').
     Insert the required macro(s) into the selected subroutine.
Close the Visual Basic Editor.

Check Security as appropriate:
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In the application select Tools | Macro | Security
Select Medium
Select OK

Chris
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by:Mitch1981
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If you want to work server-side, you can try to create a event sink or buy software as this:
http://www.mapilab.com/exchange/rules/

Bye.
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ITRSupport earned 0 total points
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thanks for Everyone's response but none of this options will work. I decided to propose creating a dummy account with an email address, add the account to the group, and the forward email from this dummy acct to the hidden user.

i will see if they bite.
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by:Chris Bottomley
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Can you not use macros then I know it works fine ... I tested it.

Chris
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