Exch 2007 - Creating mailbox for Scanner, what mailbox type should I use?


I need to create a couple mailboxes for scanners (MFP Printers) to use to relay mail through our system.

I dont want to create standard user accounts and mailboxes for this if I dont have to.  Is there a new mailbox type that might be more suitable for this?

The "Equipment" mailbox sounds like it might be right, but it says the user account will be disabled and I dont know if that will allow the POP/SMTP to authenticate throught he mailserver if the account is disabled?

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you don't need to create accounts at all if you don't want to, just configure the receive connector by IP

Otherwise, create mailbox user and then disable the account in Active Directory Users and computers and this will stop logins to domain and still let you authenticate.

Should only need 1 account for both these scanners,


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