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Everyone Distribution List

Posted on 2011-09-22
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We have Exchange 2007 and I would like to create a group called All mail users which I have done no problem. The issue is that I would like to add everyone to the list. When I try and add members to that distribution list EVERYONE does not show up as an option. Is there something I am missing?
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by:Ehab Salem
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Everyone is only for permissions.
You have to add all users to the distribution group.
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by:sfelts
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So I have always manage that group? Add and delete users. Is there away around that so the system sends emails to all mail enabled users when that distribution list is picked?
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by:Ehab Salem
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As far as I know, yes.
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by:sfelts
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Thats aweful, but thanks.
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by:Akhater
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why not simply creating a dynamic distribution group that will include all domain users ?
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by:Akhater
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anyway if this is what you want just run

New-DynamicDistributionGroup -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers -Name "SomeName"
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by:sfelts
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That awesome. However is there a way to lock it sown so all users cant use it?
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of course, open exchange management console -> recipient config ->distribution gourps ->  right click properties on the group -> mail flow setting -> message delivery restriction and put only senders in the following list
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Thank so much. Experts Exchange saved the day again!!!!
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