Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Creating a New Mail User in Exchange 2007


Creating a New Mail User in Exchange 2007



A “Mail User” is very similar to a Mail Contact in that a mailbox will not be created on an Exchange Server, but which would nevertheless appear in the global address list. Unlike a Mail Contact that does not allow for user login however, a Mail User is able to logon to the network and can access resources if given the relevant permissions to do so. This is useful for workers who prefer to have their e-mail messages sent directly to their external account, but who needs to log in occasionally.
To create a new mail user, simply click on the “New Mail User…” link on the Actions panel to launch the appropriate wizard from the Exchange Management Console. The difference between a mail contact and a mail user becomes evident on the second screen: A new mail user receives a user logon and password. In this scenario, a mail user named “newmailuser” is created.
Unlike a mail account, there is no need to worry about which storage group and database that a mailbox belongs to in this instance. The wizard will prompt for an alias and external e-mail address, which defaults to an SMTP address. As usual, a drop-down arrow just beside the “Edit” button allows for the inclusion of X.400, GroupWise, Lotus Notes any other type of E-mail addresses.
Finally, the configuration summary will be shown, and click on “New” to create a new mail user. Once again, note the different icon used to denote the just mail user. Moreover, the Active Directory Users and Computers should also show the newly created “newmailuser” user. And due to its ability to login, double-clicking on it will show it as standard user account.

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