17.23. Creating a Recipient Policy

Problem

You want to create a recipient policy to configure an alternate email address or mailbox manager policy.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the Exchange System Manager (ESM) snap-in.

  2. In the left pane, browse to the Recipients Recipient Policies container.

  3. Right-click on Recipient Policies and select New Recipient Policy.

  4. Select the property pages you want on the recipient policy form and click OK.

  5. Enter the recipient policy name.

  6. Click on Filter Rules, click Modify, select the search criteria, click OK.

  7. Read the warning message that is displayed and click OK.

  8. Set the desired policies on the E-Mail Addresses (Policy) and Mailbox Manager Settings (Policy) tabs.

  9. When you are done, click OK.

Discussion

Recipient policies are used for controlling how the RUS stamps mail-enabled objects. It is in charge of stamping objects with the correct email addresses as well as Mailbox Manager settings, such as automatically deleting and reporting on messages that exceed certain ages and sizes. Companies that have multiple divisions and want different email addresses for users in the different divisions use multiple recipient policies for configuring the email addresses. Each recipient policy has a filter that specifies the mailboxes it should configure with its rules.

Recipient policy is too involved to do simply from the command line or through VBScript. Several of the values in the Active Directory msExchRecipientPolicy class are binary types, which ...

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