Active Directory, Exchange & iPad
Posted on 2012-08-22
We're beginning a pilot program in our school district that has carts of iPads for students to use. Some staff & teachers have also been assigned units.
Each of the iPads is supposed to have an associated email address so that the approved apps can be downloaded and installed via the App store.
Here's the rub - that's a lot of email accounts that will ultimately fill up because no one will be monitoring them. Right now, the units assisgned to a specific staff member or teacher has the associated iPad email being forwarded to their own email account - that way the iPad email account never gets full.
What I'd like to do for the iPads in the carts is make an Active Directory account but have some sort of dummy email account (not really an email account but an email like address like iPad@domain.com) that can serve as a forwarding address. In other words, the Apple response would be sent to iPad@domain.com and even though that's not a real address, Exchange would know to forward to whatever real eamail address we want to point it to. We're using Exchange 2010 and I haven't had to do much with resource mailboxes or other features so is what I'm asking possible?