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Deliver POP3 box to distribution list

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Running SBS 2011. POP3 Connector allows you to apparently "Choose an email account or a distribution list" for delivery of the mail.

I created the DL with the Exchange console, and have made the DL part of the SBSusers  (It is listed in SBS console under SBSusers).
My DL  in Exchange doesn't show in the list - only users. How do i get my DL to show in there? I want to fetch mail from a single mail account at my isp and deliver it to three users.
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by:Delphineous Silverwing
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Double check that your Group is defined as a "Distribution" and not "Security".  Security Groups will not show.  Sometimes you need to have the group be "Universal".
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by:ebrink
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The Group is of type Distribution and Universal. It has status "Created" (as suggested elsewhere).
This question is posted elsewhere, but with no solution (only a workaround).
Just in case to be sure: The server is restarted after completing the creation of the distributiongroup, to make it most likely it will show up in the menu.
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by:Delphineous Silverwing
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If Exchange is operating correctly, a properly setup group would appear fairly quickly.

What tool was used to create the distribution group?  I wonder if it didn't properly mail-enable.

From the Exchange Management Shell, type the following command:
Get-DistributionGroup -ID "group name"

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If the shell displays information about the group, like Display Name and SMTP address, then it is mail-enabled.

If the shell gives you an error like "group name is not a mail-enabled universal distribution group..." then you need to mail enable the group.
Enable-DistributionGroup -ID "group name" -Alias "groupname" -DisplayName "Group Name" -PrimarySMTPAddress "groupname@domain.com"

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You also may need to turn off "Require that all senders are authenticated" in the Message Delivery Restrictions for the group.
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by:ebrink
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The response to the first command looks ok (it displays name, displayname, grouptype and primarysmtpaddress correctly).
The requirement for authentification is also turned off (but I think, that has nothing to do with the availability in the selectionlist).

As additional information:
From the 4 DLs available only "Windows SBS administrators" is part of the selection list.
Which means, "All users" is not available either.
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by:Delphineous Silverwing
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Correct about the authentication check box having nothing to do with this matter ... I just wanted to mention it to prevent another headache for you once we get through this part.

Is the group hidden from Exchange address lists?  If so, unhide it, select it and then you can rehide the group.
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by:ebrink
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Your responses are fast!

No, the "hide group from Exchange addresslist" is not checked.
Just to verify, I have checked it, applied that, and unchecked it again.
However, that does not change it.
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ebrink earned 0 total points
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Just found a trick to get it listed:
Added a .local version of the emailaddress.
I think however, that just adding "some" extra address does the trick,
because when I remove the additional address, it is still listed.

My conclusion is now, that this is a bug in SBS2011.
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by:ebrink
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I found the solution myself triggered by the two answers from Delphineous, which were not to the resolution of the problem, but pointed to the area where to look.
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