Adding a second smtp address to a CONTACT (not a mailbox) in Exchange 2013 - Possible?

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I know I can add SMTP addresses to mailbox accounts. This is a contact object, not a mailbox, that is a member of several distribution lists and appears to only allow one primary SMTP. If I attempt to add anything else it will only allow for an internal domain address. Someone has requested that list messages for this contact go to TWO addresses. Is this possible?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

you can't add more than one smtp address to a contact since the system wouldn't know which address to send it to when you select the contact

you can add more than one to a mailbox account - though it will only send out using the primary smtp address; the others are for receiving
IT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017
No You can't but you can use a trick

If you have contact with email address you can go to mail flow and create rule

If message Is sent to  "" then BCC to ""

I just tested on my contact for outside GMAIL address and I've created rule to BCC all emails from my domain to my contact address to go to domain address and I got 2 emails. On my contact address and copy on address

This sollution will give you option to send to more than 2 addresses since you can put more addresses "BCC to" in your rule

Vikas BhatExperienced IT Infrastructure Services/operations Manager

You can create another contact with this secondary email address


Well this did work - it was a kludge workaround but yeah that did it. Just like you said - made a rule, if recipient is...then Bcc: to and created another mail contact with the same name and the number 1 on it to make it unique. Thanks.
Tom CieslikIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017

You're very welcome.

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