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I know that I can open the mailbox of another individual in Outlook. But how can I open the mailbox of a distribution list? The list is listed in Exchange address book, but when I go to add its mailbox, I get an error saying "The name cannot be resolved. The name cannot be matched a name in the address list". I know the list is there because I can see it in the Global Address list, but yet it cannot find it.

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Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 1500 total points
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But how can I open the mailbox of a distribution list? - DL doesnt has a Mailbox its more like a router with list of DL's\Mailboxes added as members

If its not Mail enabled Exchange Cant understand also ensure its not hidden from GAL

- Rancy
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i actually spoke with some colleagues and was told that this distribution group does not have a mailbox-rather it is just that-a distribution list. So importunately it appears that this is not possible.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for dkurz8814's comment #a38841204

for the following reason:

while i was able to obtain the answer to my question through further research, the answer provided may help someone else
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I said the same and should be awarded points but wont Object and leave the decision to you

- Rancy
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while i was able to obtain the answer to my question through further research, the answer provided may help someone else
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