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Is there a way to stop or surpress a message when you send to a distribution group that you are a member of?  In other words when I send to a group called ITadmins (which I am a member of) I get the email.  How can I stop this?
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Suliman Abu Kharroub earned 500 total points
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work around:

Create a rule on outlook to move all emails sent to this group  to a newly created folder on the outlook.then clean up this folder frequently.

I think the only way to do what you want is to remove your account from this group members.
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by:Akhater
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take yourself off the group :o)

no seriously you can't it would defy the purpose of the distribution group.
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by:mmudry
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I was hoping Exchange would be smart enough to recognize that the sender is a person in the group.  Guess not:(
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You could also expand the DL if you have Outlook 2007. Press the + sign next to the DL name in the To: field, click OK on the prompt if you get one, then remove yourself from the list.
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well even if exchange is "smart enough" this is not always a wanted feature, I want to receive the emails sent to a group I belong to even if I am the sender
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One more question relating to this...  If a user is a memeber of multiple distribution groups why are they receving the email multiple times.  Shouldn't Exchange surpress the message?  

Example: I belong to the "All Users" DL and the "ITAdmins" DL.  If someone sends an email to both of those I get the message twice.
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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Which exchange server and Active directory versions do you have ?

i have just test it on exchange 2010/AD 2008, and just received one email when sending to 2 groups which I am member of both.
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Running Exchange 2010 SP1 and Windows 2003 AD native mode.
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Shouldn't all users have the same email signature?

You wouldn't let your users design their own business cards, would you? So, why do you let them design their own email signatures? Think of the damage they could be doing to your brand reputation! Choose the easy way to manage set up and add email signatures for all users.

 
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by:Akhater
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No exchange will not suppress the message each group is expanded alone
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That is confusing considering Sulimanw just said it suppressed the message for him and I have known it to do this in the past.
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by:Akhater
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Sulimanw  is right the user should get the email only once
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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I received it only once when I sent the email to 2 groups.
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by:Akhater
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@Sulimanw  I agree with you I did the tests myself and replied in 34209497 that you are right
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Thanks.  I think the issue is these DL's are members of other DL's and there are nested groups in them.  I'm assuming its because of the member of.  I have some cleaning up to do:)  Thanks everyone.
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Helped me figure out that this should be the way it works.
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by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
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Glad to help...
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