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Distribution List not working Exchange 2003

Experts,

I have an SBS 2003 with Exchange 2003.  All of a sudden, my one distribution list stopped working.

I recreated it and added Domain Users (this is like the All Employees list), to which I also added myself as a Contact / Recipient.  I am the outside consultant.

I am getting the emails, but no one else is.

Please advise.

Thank you,

Scott.....
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
So is this internal email ?
Did users try to send email from OWA as Outlook cache mode will take time.
Did you do message tracking for the email sent to the DL ..... it our good friend in this case :)

- Rancy
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svillardiAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response. It doesn't work from inside outlook or owa.

I see the message come back to me as an added ad contact. But not to the internal mailboxes.

I see it fine in the message tracking.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Are you trying to send email to that DL from external ?
What about any user in Internal ?
When an internal user sends email to that DL do you see the expansion on the Message tracking ?

- Rancy
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svillardiAuthor Commented:
Rancy, thanks again for your response.  I am not sure what you mean by "expansion" on the Message tracking -- but I found something else.

Coud it be that the problem is using a security group inside a dl group?

I'm doing a test with another group and user.  If I put the domain admin user in the dl, the admin gets the email.  If I put the domain admin GROUP the admin does NOT get the email.

I have always used security groups for DLs.  Is that not correct?

Thanks,

S.....
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Yes to send emails we should be using Mail enabled Distribution Group :)

Is that not correct? - Sorry to say but Security groups is for Administration and Distribution Group is for Mass Emailing.

- Rancy
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svillardiAuthor Commented:
OK, sorry for the miscommunication.

1.  I created a mail enabled distribution group.
2.  I added a contact (my home email address) into the Members tab.
3.  I added a security group "domain\domain users" into the Members tab.

When email is sent, only the contact gets it.

Default settings on who can send is set at "everyone".
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
What if you add a user to the DG .... please do refrain from using Security group for Mass-mailing ?
Is the Security Group Mail enabled ? If there isnt email how will it work ?

- Rancy
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svillardiAuthor Commented:
I thought I could add a security group to a DL.  That didn't work.  I tried to use a dynamic DL, but I couldn't get that to work right either.  So I stripped it out and added the users manually, which is the one thing I didn't want to do.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
You can use Nested DL ..... dynamic DL should work.

- Rancy
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svillardiAuthor Commented:
Didn't completely solve my issue, but at least identified the problem.  Thanks!
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