To create a mail user in the Exchange Management Console, begin by navigating to the Mail User node under Recipient Configuration in the console tree. In the action pane, click the New Mail User link (Figure 3-33) to start the New Mail User Wizard (Figure 3-34).
Figure 3-33. Navigate to the Mail User node. (Click on image for enlarged view.)
Figure 3-34. Beginning the New Mail User Wizard. (Click on image for enlarged view.)
Since you are creating a user within Active Directory, you first need to provide user account information on the User Information page of the wizard, as shown in Figure 3-35. Then, because the user will utilize an outside messaging system, you will need to provide his or her external email address, as shown in Figure 3-36.
Figure 3-35. Provide account information when creating a new mail user. (Click on image for enlarged view.)
Figure 3-36. You also need to providing an external email address. (Click on image for enlarged view.)
The properties of a mail user are extremely similar from an Exchange perspective. See the previous section for notes on what you may want to change on an existing mail user.
Creating and Managing Recipients in Exchange Server 2007
Home: Introduction to Exchange 2007 recipients
Part 1: Creating and configuring Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes
Part 2: How to configure Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes
Part 3: Deleting and reconnecting Exchange Server 2007 mailboxes
Part 4: Setting up Exchange Server 2007 contacts
Part 5: Creating mail users in Exchange Server 2007
Part 6: How to create and configure Exchange Server 2007 distribution groups
Part 7: Managing Exchange Server 2007 address lists
|This chapter excerpt from Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: A Beginner's Guide, by Nick Cavalancia, is printed with permission from The McGraw-Hill Companies, copyright 2008.|
This was first published in November 2008