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creating a user managable listserv on Exchange 2007 (not a server side distribution list) that external users can send to

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I've got an SBS 2008 box, and a user who would like to a listserve for internal and external use.  For example, the email address is  We want internal and external users to be able to send to this list.

On the project1 list, there are 5 internal users and 25 external users.  I know I can do this in Exchange Management Console where I create 25 mail contacts and add them to a distribution group.  But the problem with this setup is that only an administrator can make edits to the list.  Each time they want to make a change to the list (which is several times a week), I have to go in and make the changes myself since it requires EMC access.

Are there any Exchange built in options for creating and managing a distribution group?  I thought about creating a public folder and letting the user create a distribution list in the public folder, but that would only allow internal users to use the list, not external users.

Any ideas including 3rd party apps or services?
Dave Messman
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