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    Choosing a mailbox type in Exchange 2010?

    We have two cover supervisors who need to both receive the cover work (and stuff) for the day by email. In Zimbra, I was able to give them both an alias of cover@... and they both received the mail. Problem - Exchange is less than happy with this setup and it doesn't allow it.

    The solution is obviously to have a shared mailbox which they both have access to. The question is which type do I use? None of the three options (User Mailbox, Room Mailbox and Equipment Mailbox) really describe what I'm trying to do and I'm not 100% sure on the difference between them.

    Suggestions people

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    what i do is create a distribution group called covers@ with the 2 staff as members of the group. Then they both recieve mail sent to the covers@ email address to their normal mailboxes

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    To create a shared mailbox, I use just user mailbox, and then you need to login to the account, and then in outlook change the permissions for who can access it from within outlook (ive not found a way to do it in Exchange directly, but its probably possible with PS)

    The people you grant permission to can then mount this mailbox in their outlook and send and recieve mail from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    To create a shared mailbox, I use just user mailbox, and then you need to login to the account, and then in outlook change the permissions for who can access it from within outlook (ive not found a way to do it in Exchange directly, but its probably possible with PS)

    The people you grant permission to can then mount this mailbox in their outlook and send and recieve mail from it.
    I've always created the user mailbox, given the users full access permissions upon it from exchange management, then they can mount it in outlook.

    But Ric_, a DIstribution list would much better serve your needs it seems, maybe with a rule to move those mails to another folder?

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    Hmmm... a distribution list would probably be better in hindsight... I'm just over-complicating things as usual

    EDIT: Can I remember the name of the second cover supervisor? Can I heck!
    Last edited by Ric_; 17th August 2010 at 10:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    what i do is create a distribution group called covers@ with the 2 staff as members of the group. Then they both recieve mail sent to the covers@ email address to their normal mailboxes
    What he said ^^

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    As an aside, Room/Equipment mailboxes disable the user in AD. So you probably wouldn't want to use those types for other than what they are intended.

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    +1 for distribution list, works very well here when we want to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I've always created the user mailbox, given the users full access permissions upon it from exchange management, then they can mount it in outlook.

    But Ric_, a DIstribution list would much better serve your needs it seems, maybe with a rule to move those mails to another folder?
    How do you do it with the EMC? Will save me heaps of time if I can learn this.. Cheers

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    BOOOOM: Allow Mailbox Access: Exchange 2010 Help

    although I've found they need to logout and back in to gain the perms..

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    Cheers!.. Will have a play tomorrow

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    License for Shared mailboxes

    I have some thoughts regarding licensure cals.

    By creating a mailbox that is shared by two or more users (shared mailboxes), you have to disable the user in AD, or when MS comes and knocks on the door so they'll point out that you have to pay for them "mail" enabled users (AD) and the need to an Exchange CAL for them. right or wrong?

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