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Exchange 2007 Distribution Group

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Hi Experts,

I have created an Exchange Distribution List in Exchange 2007 based on an OU in Active Directory. The OU contains contacts that I have manually entered. When I try sending an email to that group nothing happens. I don't get an error nor the email when I use any of the contact email addresses or send from an external email address. I have deselected "Require that all senders are authenticated" option.

Am I missing something here? TIA
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by:Glen Knight
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can you send to it from an internal mailbox?
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by:abhijitm00
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Tried sending to it but did not get anything back nor did I get the email
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by:Glen Knight
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can you change the email address on the distribution group and try again?
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by:abhijitm00
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Changed the name and sent out an email but no response back. We have postini do you think it might be blocking it?
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by:Glen Knight
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ahh, yes, that's a good place to check but that shouldn't stop you from sending emails to that distribution group from internal mailboxes.

Are the members of that group all external contacts or internal ones? Can you add an internal mailbox to the group and try again?
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by:abhijitm00
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There are two contacts in there, one internal and one external. I created a postini account for that email address but still nothing. Is there a message log that I could search for?
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by:Glen Knight
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so the internal user doesn't get the test message either?
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by:abhijitm00
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yes that is correct
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how are you creating the distribution group?
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Make sure you have created the group as a Distribution list rather than a security list.  If you have created the list as a Security List (which I have had mutilple customers doing in 2007 Exchange), it will often send, from an internal list, the e-mail to only the addresses in the list that don't have conflicting security properties / groups.

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by:abhijitm00
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Dematzer, In Exchange MAnagement Console under recepient Configuration, Distribution Group, New Distribution Group, Point it to the OU in AD containing the contacts

Iwillhelp, it is definitely a distribution group and not a security group
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by:abhijitm00
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Dematzer, anything else I could take a look at? Thanks
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by:abhijitm00
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I had to add the contacts in Exchange in addition to AD for it to work.
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