Solved

Is it possible to create an email distribution list that will appear in everyone's address book in outlook/exchange?

Posted on 2013-02-06
5
683 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-11
Is it possible to create an email distribution list that will appear in everyone's address book in Outlook who is in our domain?  We are using Exchange 2003 and many people are using Outlook 2010, but we have some using older versions of Outlook (2007 and 2003).  For example, I want to create a distribution list called, "All Employees" and I want it to (obviously) have all of our employees in it and I want it to appear in everyone's address book with the same "All Employees" name.  Is this possible?  If so, how?
0
Comment
Question by:Brent Johnson
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Rajitha Chimmani
ID: 38860675
Yes. Create a query based distribution list on serverand it will appear in the GAL.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Brent Johnson
ID: 38860745
Okay, so I tried to create a new query based DL and it is saying, "You can only create a query-based distribution group object in Exchange Server 2003 native mode."
0
 
LVL 52

Assisted Solution

by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
Manpreet SIngh Khatra earned 250 total points
ID: 38860805
Wait is that your saying a new Address list or a DL

DL is simply a mass mailer whereas AddressList is when you click to and select a list from the dropdown and users in it

You will have to create a Dynamic DL in Exchange 2010 with shell
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26812195.html
http://smtpport25.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/exchange-20072010-dynamic-distribution-list-customizing/

- Rancy
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Rajitha Chimmani earned 250 total points
ID: 38861140
Looks like your environment has older versions of Exchange that is Exchange 2003 mixed mode. You cannot create query based DLs in that environment. Check the link below. In your case, you have to create a normal DL and add all users to the DL manually. Each time a new user is created it must be added to this DL manually.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996524(v=exchg.65).aspx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Brent Johnson
ID: 38878363
Thank you, Rajitha.  We are upgrading to Exchange 2010 this week so hopefully we will be able to create DL's on the new platform.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
Are you unable to connect or configure Hotmail email account in Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2007? Or Outlook.com emails are not downloading to Outlook? Lets’ see the problem and resolve Outlook Connector error syncing folder hierarchy (0x8004102A).
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
To show how to generate a certificate request in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Certificates…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question