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Can you send as an alias

Posted on 2014-08-12
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Last Modified: 2014-08-15
in exchange are you able to give someone permissions to send as an Alias to an account?

For example.

User A
Primary Address - UserA@contoso.com
Alias - UserA_Alias@Contoso.com

User B
Would like to send as User A alias

Thanks in advance
Question by:Anthony Bargery
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Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 40255050
Sure - just modify the script below and run the command in the Exchange Management Shell:

Add-RecipientPermission UserA_Alias@Contoso.com -AccessRights SendAs -Trustee UserA@contoso.com –confirm:$false


Author Comment

by:Anthony Bargery
ID: 40255053
Thanks for your reply Alan.

I have tried the Add-RecipientPermission but it's come back with the a not a recognized amdlet

What am i missing?
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Accepted Solution

Alan Hardisty earned 2000 total points
ID: 40255061
Ah!  Hold on.  Sorry - because it is an alias, the only way that I know of is to add a POP3 account to Outlook and configure it with the correct username / password, but then disable the Receive element or your mail will start downloading you Exchange Mailbox, drop the new emails into the Exchange mailbox, which will make Outlook think there is a new message and the POP3 account will download them again and you end up in an infinite loop and an ever growing mailbox.

There is an article here that explains how:



Author Closing Comment

by:Anthony Bargery
ID: 40262900
Thanks for that - not really what i was looking for but it seems to be the only way to do what I need doing.

Gone for plan B - move the alias to another mailbox and gave user permissions to send as


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