RabbieBurns (24th August 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.
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
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.
But Ric_, a DIstribution list would much better serve your needs it seems, maybe with a rule to move those mails to another folder?
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.
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.
+1 for distribution list, works very well here when we want to use it.
RabbieBurns (19th August 2010)
Cheers!.. Will have a play tomorrow
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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