Exchange 2010 / SBS 2011 - aliases vs. distribution lists : your thoughts?
Posted on 2014-03-24
I don't know enough as I should about SBS and Exchange. But need to learn!
A question for you:
an sbs domain is set up and working fine with a few users.
They have some email addresses set up on their website so when people write to those different addresses, it goes to 1 or more people. Some people want / need aliases.
Overall, what's wrong with setting up distribution lists for these vs. the 1 to 1 (aliases) not being made a distribution list? (and then - how DO you set up an alias).
Seems you can see easily by looking at users and distribution lists, all the email addresses.
How can you easily also see aliases?
again, say there's users A@domain.com, B@domain.com & C@domain.com
They want firstname.lastname@example.org to go to users A & B (a distribution list, right?)
The want email@example.com to go to user C (an alias, right?).
I'm thinking making all the non-user addresses distribution lists adds flexibility?
Right now they want firstname.lastname@example.org to (just go to C). But maybe something changes, they get a user D and want 2 to go to C & D. More than an alias. Easier to just add D to the distribution list for 2?
And while I am using SBS 2011 and Exchange 2010, this is just general questions for any exchange install, right?
But I don't know what I am doing and would defer to you guys, the experts.