Make email account, for non-domain user


I need to make an internal email address for an external contractor. They need our companies domain to be the email address, but they can't have domain access.

Do I need to use a mail contact or mail user? I need to set them a password, so they can login to webmail.
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Jessie Gill, CISSPTechnical ArchitectCommented:
They will need a AD account.  You can however lock that account down so they don't have rights to login-to anything other then mail.  A mail contact wont allow them into webmail and it wont have a mailbox either.  You can however forward email from a mail contact to his personal email if that works.  The only way that I can see what you want to make happen is set them up with an AD account and then restrict access to them.
Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
the external domain should be listed on accepted domain , add the external one to accepted domain , then create normal mailbox with name@yourlocalDomain.local , then on properties of mailbox find address then add the address ..
they can use it now normally for owa you should go to EMC and change the login method of owa to domain\username.

good luck
Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
You will have to set up a Domain account for them. They have to have an AD account to have a mailbox and credentials to log in to webmail. However, you can lock the account down so that it doesn't have permission to log in locally on machines using the User Rights Assignment settings in Group Policy.

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