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Add secondary SMTP Address with Powershell

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 I have Exchange 2007 with 1000 mailboxes defined. Each mail box has a Primary SMTP address added by an Address Police. I have about 200 Mailboxes that I need to add a secondary SMTP address. I would like to do this with powershell. When I try to add them with the Set-Mailbox command I get the following error.

Set-Mailbox : The e-mail addresses for this recipient are automatically generat
ed based on e-mail address policies. To modify the primary SMTP address for thi
s recipient, you must disable automatic updating of e-mail addresses based on e
-mail address policy.

  Ok So I disable the address policy with;
Set-Mailbox  -EmailAddressPolicyEnabled $False
And rerun the Set-Mailbox -emailaddresses user1@test.com and I get the following error;
Set-Mailbox : There is no primary SMTP address.

  All I want to do is add another Secondary SMTP address with PowerShell, without disturbing the address that are already there.  I can do this all day long with the Exchange Management Console!
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Question by:gogetsome
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$user = get-malbox <user>
$user.emailaddresses += "smtp:second@domain.com"
set-mailbox $user -emailaddresses $user.emailaddresses
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by:gogetsome
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Thanks,
That works great! That is what I thought that you were going to tell me. The list must be rebuilt each time.  I would have never come up with code that clean to rebuild the list on my own. I still do not have a good handle on storing an entire object in a variable. I guess I am still to old school!
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