17.9. Mail-Enabling a User


You want to mail-enable a user.


Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the ADUC snap-in.


    This needs to be run on a workstation or server that has the Exchange Management Tools loaded (see Recipe 17.6).

  2. If you need to change domains, right-click on Active Directory Users and Computers in the left pane, select Connect to Domain, enter the domain name, and click OK.

  3. In the left pane, browse to the parent container of the user, right-click on the user, and select Exchange Tasks.

  4. On the Welcome screen, click Next.

  5. Select Establish E-mail Address and click Next.

  6. Verify the mail alias is what you want.

  7. Click Modify, select the external email address type (generally SMTP Address), click OK, enter an external email address, and click OK.


    There is an Advanced tab on the Internet Address Properties screen. On this tab, you have the option to override the default handling of email sent to this recipient. (e.g., you can force all email to be delivered as HTML or plain text, etc.)

  8. On the Completion screen, click Finish.

Using a command-line interface

> exchmbx -b "<User DN>" -me <smtp email address>

Replace <User DN> with the user's distinguished name and <smtp email address> with the user's external email address.

To mail-enable user joe with the email address , execute the following command. The command should be contained on one line.

> exchmbx -b "cn=joe,cn=users,dc=rallencorp,dc=com" -me joe@unixmail.rallencorp.com

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