How can i make a send to limit exception for a distribution list with exchange 2003?

We currently have a send to limit of 25 people for the majority of our employees, however we have one distribution list that is much larger than that and we need all employees to have the capability to send to that distribution list.  Is there a way to make an exception for the distribution list, or set some sort of permissions on the list to ensure all employees can send to it?
danacqAsked:
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Wonko_the_SaneCommented:
The limit is organization-wide and can be overwritten per user, but not based on recipient.

The only thing I can think of is to use a trick, but it's not really great... Create a dedicated mailbox. On this mailbox, create a rule to forward mails to your distribution list. Increse the max recipient limit for this mailbox. Tell your users to send emails to that Mailbox instead of to the distribution ist.
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danacqAuthor Commented:
This actually may work for us.  Do you know if there is a way to turn the distribution list into a mailbox? This way we don't have any down time and do not have to advertise a new email address for the distribution.
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Wonko_the_SaneCommented:
You can't, but again a trick may do...

Create the mailbox and fix all your settings (max recipients, forwarding). Then follow those steps:
- Rename the DL and hide it from the address book
- assign a new SMTP address to the DL
- rename the mailbox and give it the name the DL had
- assign the DL's old SMTP to the mailbox

This way it should be fairly seamless. Maybe you should test the whole thing first :)
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danacqAuthor Commented:
Thanks Wonko_the_Sane!
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danacqAuthor Commented:
Assuming there isn't a better way to go about this, the work around provides essentially the same results so it will work.
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