can a univeral distribution group have a global security group as a member and the members of the Global group receive email?

I have a universal email distribution group and a Global security group with an email address assigned to it has been added to it. I am not sure if it was always a security group or if someone converted it. Anyway, individual users added to the universal group are getting emails but the members of the Global group are not. I just cannot recall the basic rules. Can a Global group even belong to a Universal group? That could be my problem right there....btw we at using Exchange 2016 with active directory 2012
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I believe that at least for security groups the setup that is recommended is:

Accounts get assigned to global groups, global groups get assigned to universal groups and universal groups get assigned to domain local groups.  

If that helps at all.

I must note this is security groups.  I don't recall distribution groups.
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Did you mail-enable the security group?
timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
Make sure that the security group is mail-enabled. If its not you can run the below

Enable-DistributionGroup -Identity "group name"
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Thor2923Author Commented:
The first distribution group shows "Mail Universal Distribution Group" and all users that are individually added receive emails. There is a distribution group under it that also shows as "Mail Universal Distribution Group" under Exchange 2010 Recipient Type Details, but none of the second groups members receive email when the top group is emailed. There is also a Global Group that displays as "Mail NON-Universal Group" in Exchange 2010 and members of that group do not receive emails sent to the top group. I am assuming the way all the groups are listed under Recipient Type Details means they are all mail enabled. Very strange.
timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
If you have nested groups you need to be sure that the sender is allowed to send to the nested group along with the parent group. If they can send to the parent DL, but there is also a nested DL, they will also need to be allowed to send to that one also.
Thor2923Author Commented:
I was thinking along those lines too. All I can see is that both the top and sub Universal groups require sender to be "authenticated" but it is not limited to specific users. Please see attachment
timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
That means it will only accept emails from internal authenticated users and not external. So the sender has to be internal. If they are both universal mail enabled groups then you should be good. Have you confirmed the email address of the nest group? Does it have an email address, and if it does will it accept emails if the email is sent to that group alone?

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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
author is the comments on this ticket was helpful, please assign points and close ticket.
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