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Existing Exchange mailbox without a user

Hi,
I have recently come to realize that there are 3 mailboxes that exist in our Exchange Server, but they are not represented as users.  I would like to make these mailboxes just like others, so that there is a user login associated with them.  Am I going to lose the E-mail in these mailboxes if I went ahead and created user with the same name?
For example, info1@ourdomain.com exists in Exchange, so I want to create a user info1.
This seems backwards, but I want to standardize these mailboxes.
Please advise.
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yballan
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MegaNuk3Commented:
Are they disconnected mailboxes? If so, then you can connect them to user accounts.
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JVFLY23Commented:

Try this article.. If you are going to reconnect mailboxes

http://exchangepedia.com/2006/03/how-to-reconnect-a-mailbox-to-another-user.html
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yballanAuthor Commented:
Hi, Thank you for responding.
They are active mailboxes, receiving mails.  My concern is, when you create a user in Windows SBS2008, it seems to automatically setup Exchange mailbox associated with it at the same time.
Is that mailbox going to overwrite the existing working mailbox of the same name?
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JVFLY23Commented:
Is the user new enough you can delete it and create it again because you can setup a user without an email, but you will need to do so by going into AD users and computers and running the add user wizard in here.
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yballanAuthor Commented:
These mailboxes have existed for a long time, with no users associated ever.  Someone was logging into webmail to check these mailboxes, and the mailbox names need to remain the same.
Can I add a user, which has a different name from the mailbox names, and still associate them together?
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MegaNuk3Commented:
They must have associated user accounts otherwise you would not be able to access them. The user accounts can be disabled... Are you sure you are not looking at a public folder or something?
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yballanAuthor Commented:
I was able to log in using the mailbox name as user name.  Not sure why the user name does not show up in SBS Console, though.
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MegaNuk3Commented:
There should be an 'Account' tab? If not, try Exchange Management Console
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