How do I Hide Users in GAL on Exchange and Still Send and Receive Email on the Hidden Accounts?


I was wondering if it is possible to hide users from the GAL, and still be able to send and receive emails on the hidden accounts. One of my colleagues said he was able to hide the email addresses, but after doing so there were issues sending and receiving emails on those accounts.

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cpoulterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Also, once hidden from GAL via the Active Directory (see screenshot, requires Exchange 2003 Tools to be installed on PC making change from) you will not be able to setup an Outlook Mailbox associated with that account, so make sure outlook is setup first then check the Hide from Exchange address lists box.
If you hide a user account / distribution list from the GAL the full email address must be typed into the email for the exchange server to direct the email properly.
Shabarinath RamadasanInfrastructure ArchitectCommented:
Hiding is just hiding from the address book.. It wont tamper any of the email functionality.

Good luck
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No problem, just select the checkbox "hide from address book". Like above answer, full e-mail address must be used for receiving. Another way is masking the GAL with security groups, so users can't see it, and make your own address list with the users you want to see.
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