Static SMTP email address and Send As

Microsoft windows Server 2003 standard e...
August 13, 2010 at 00:01:01
Specs: Windows Server 2003
Hi everyone,

I'd like to set up an email address so that a User can Receive emails under this address as well as "Send As," however I do NOT want to go through the trouble of creating a User Account. This does not make sense, administratively. All I'm interested in is the email capability. The email is a "vanilla" email address, for Accounts Receivables (ie- ar@somewhere.com), and is not assigned to any one person as the position can rotate.

Is there a way to enable this sort of functionality?

So far I've manually created an SMTP record under the User in Active Directory Users and Computers. I can confirm that the User is receiving emails under this address. The question is, how can we have this User "Send As" without having to create a new User Account in AD? Do we create a new record in Exchange? Is what I'm asking possible?

Can you help?


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#1
August 13, 2010 at 12:14:41
Simple answer is no. Send as rights can only be granted against mail enabled accounts in AD as AD stamps them with the appropriate access control. For the 2 seconds of trouble it takes to create an account im not sure entirely why your deliberating the issue. Additionally you will need to remove the address stamp from the current mailbox/user object so it can be applied to the new one.

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#2
August 16, 2010 at 21:35:27
Thank you, scurlaruntings.

I had thought the very same thing until the other day when our very highly paid 3rd party IT provider actually found a way to do it!

Their solution was to create a "Distribution Group - Global" and elect myself and one other user as Members. When an email is sent to (ar@somewhere.com) it copies both of us, however the trick of it is when the other user (my coworker) elects to Send From the ar email address, they can. When I try it exchange dumps me a nice little message saying I cannot.

Unfortunately I cannot find any differences between my User account and my coworker's User account so I'm not sure how they set it up. Hopefully this makes more sense.

Does any of this add up?

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.


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#3
August 16, 2010 at 21:50:20
Aha! Found it!

If you go to View and click Advanced Features in AD you are given a Security tab. In that Security tab you may allow Users the right to Send As.

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.


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