Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Convert Distribution list in Active Directory

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Convert Distribution list in Active Directory

    Hi,

    I have created a distribution list and corresponding email which I need to convert to a mailbox or create a new mailbox that users can have access to.

    I believe from experience that just deleting the old distribution does not free up the email adress i.e. [email protected] fo a new mailbox and I have to use that particular email address.

    Id be grateful if anyone has any suggestions.

    Thanks

    Adam

  • #2
    Re: Convert Distribution list in Active Directory

    If you just mean you want email delivered to the mailbox rather than to the list then there are several options.
    1. Remove all members of the list and just add the new mailbox as the only member of the list.
    2. Delete the list and assign the new mailbox the email address. Deleting the list does "free up" the email address however you may have to wait for replication depending on where you are working from.
    3. Add a new email address as primary for the DL and then just delete the email address you want to assign to the mailbox. Add this onto the mailbox as either primary or additional.

    There may be more options too.
    cheers
    Andy

    Please read this before you post:


    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Convert Distribution list in Active Directory

      Thanks Andy,

      I'll try these!

      Comment

      Working...
      X