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  • Exchange 2000, OUtlook 2003, Single contact, multiple SMTP addresses

    This might be simple, (in fact I hope it is), but the solution has eluded me so far.

    I've got Exchange 2000 running with a Global Address List, containing both users and contacts, some of which have multiple SMTP addresses.

    Using an Outlook 2003 client, I can locate the users/contacts in the address list just fine, but what I've not yet been able to figure out how to do, is to get Outlook 2003 to send mail to any of the user/contact SMTP addresses other than the default one.

    Is this possible? How?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Exchange 2000, OUtlook 2003, Single contact, multiple SMTP addresses

    You could setup contacts that point to the alternative SMTP adresses. Their main mailbox contact will remain using the Default email address.

    The contacts could be created on the Exchange server, so they appear in the GAL or locally in Outlook.

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    • #3
      Re: Exchange 2000, OUtlook 2003, Single contact, multiple SMTP addresses

      I understand that I could create multiple contacts, one for each alternate email address, and then select from among them via the GAL. In that case, in the GAL I'd see multiple entries for the same person, probably requiring slight variations in the name, correct?

      What I was hoping to be able to do, was to have just one contact entry in AD representing the person, and select from among the multiple smtp addresses stored in that one contact entry.

      Is that possible?

      Thanks,
      Robert

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      • #4
        Re: Exchange 2000, OUtlook 2003, Single contact, multiple SMTP addresses

        Why are you wanting to select alternative email addresses when sending an email internally?

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        • #5
          Re: Exchange 2000, OUtlook 2003, Single contact, multiple SMTP addresses

          I'm not sending mail only internally. I'm establishing a global address list, and intend to use it to store information about external contacts as well as internal ones, some of whom have multiple smtp email addresses. Take myself for example: I of course have email locally on the internal network, but I also have external, off-site addresses (at my 'real job' for example). It just seems rather messy to require multiple contact and/or user objects in AD in order to use more than one smtp address for the same person, especially when a single AD contact or user object has the ability to store multiple addresses inside that one object.

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          • #6
            Re: Exchange 2000, OUtlook 2003, Single contact, multiple SMTP addresses

            I see. That makes more sense. The only way I know is through creating multiple contacts I am afraid. Somebody else may know if there is another way.

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            • #7
              Re: Exchange 2000, Outlook 2003, Single contact, multiple SMTP addresses

              Multiple contacts is your only option here.
              As far as Exchange is concerned all objects only have one email address. Everything else is an alias for inbound email only.

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