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Aliases, Alternate Recipients, multiple SMTP addresses. - 23.Feb.2006 7:23:49 PM   
bgcarter

 

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Howdy,

I took over management of a 5.5/NT4 box for a small enterprize a few months ago.

My question is about aliasing and alternate recepients.

The orginization has several "catch-all" mail boxes (Suggestions@domain.com, HR@domain.com, Reservations@domain.com, Comments@domain.com, Etc.)

These boxes are set up 3 different ways.  I am wondering which is the best way.

Scenario1:  Box is created and assigned to a primary user, other users given access rights.  Each user adds the email account to their Outlook client. 

Scenario2:  Box is created and redirected to a single user by use of the Alternate Recipient feature on the Delivery Options tab.

Scenaro3:  No box is created.  Instead a 2nd SMTP address is added on the E-Mail Address tab. (IE: John Doe has both john@domain.com and hr@domain.com).

Now, I realize that when multiple users need to access the box,  Scenario1 is my only option.  But in the case of a single user accessing a 2nd email account which of the 2 options (Scenarios 2 & 3) is a better practice?

Personally, I would tend toward Scenaro3 because it reduces administration (no box is created) and also possibly reduces the required number of seat licenses.   I do realize that it would requrie some tracking since any 2nd SMTP address will not show up in the directory.

You feed back is appreciated.

bgc
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RE: Aliases, Alternate Recipients, multiple SMTP addres... - 24.Feb.2006 10:39:13 AM   
zbnet

 

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It's all a matter of what best fits your needs.  Scenario 2 is functionally almost exactly the same as 3, but has an extra mailbox (empty!) kicking around.

Also, consider whether you ever need the user(s) to actually Send As the mailbox address - if so, then scenario 3 isn't helpful.

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