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Enable-MailContact

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-03-05

This cmdlet is available only in on-premises Exchange Server 2013.

Use the Enable-MailContact cmdlet to mail-enable an existing contact in Active Directory.

For information about the parameter sets in the Syntax section below, see Syntax.

Enable-MailContact -Identity <ContactIdParameter> -ExternalEmailAddress <ProxyAddress> [-Alias <String>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DisplayName <String>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-MacAttachmentFormat <BinHex | UuEncode | AppleSingle | AppleDouble>] [-MessageBodyFormat <Text | Html | TextAndHtml>] [-MessageFormat <Text | Mime>] [-OverrideRecipientQuotas <SwitchParameter>] [-PrimarySmtpAddress <SmtpAddress>] [-UsePreferMessageFormat <$true | $false>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This example mail-enables an existing contact in Active Directory and provides the contact with the external email address roland@tailspintoys.com.

Enable-MailContact -Identity Roland -ExternalEmailAddress "roland@tailspintoys.com"

The Enable-MailContact cmdlet mail-enables an existing contact in Active Directory by adding the attributes required by Microsoft Exchange. The contact's identity, associated alias, and target email address are required to mail-enable a contact.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Recipient Provisioning Permissions" section in the Recipients permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

ExternalEmailAddress

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.ProxyAddress

The ExternalEmailAddress parameter specifies the target email address.

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.ContactIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the identity of the contact.

This parameter accepts the following values:

  • Alias

    Example: JPhillips

  • Canonical DN

    Example: Atlanta.Corp.Contoso.Com/Users/JPhillips

  • Display Name

    Example: Jeff Phillips

  • Distinguished Name (DN)

    Example: CN=JPhillips,CN=Users,DC=Atlanta,DC=Corp,DC=contoso,DC=com

  • Domain\Account

    Example: Atlanta\JPhillips

  • GUID

    Example: fb456636-fe7d-4d58-9d15-5af57d0354c2

  • Immutable ID

    Example: fb456636-fe7d-4d58-9d15-5af57d0354c2@contoso.com

  • Legacy Exchange DN

    Example: /o=Contoso/ou=AdministrativeGroup/cn=Recipients/cn=JPhillips

  • SMTP Address

    Example: Jeff.Phillips@contoso.com

  • User Principal Name

    Example: JPhillips@contoso.com

Alias

Optional

System.String

The Alias parameter specifies the alias of the mail-enabled contact.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.

DisplayName

Optional

System.String

The DisplayName parameter specifies the contact's display name.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.

MacAttachmentFormat

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Recipient.MacAttachmentFormat

The MacAttachmentFormat parameter specifies the Apple Macintosh operating system attachment format for messages sent to the mail contact. The valid values for this parameter are:

  • BinHex

  • UuEncode

  • AppleSingle

  • AppleDouble

By default, this parameter is set to BinHex.

The acceptable values for the MacAttachmentFormat parameter are dependent on the MessageFormat parameter. If the MessageFormat parameter is set to Text, you can only use BinHex or UuEncode values for this parameter. If the MessageFormat parameter is set to Mime, you can only use BinHex, AppleSingle, or AppleDouble values for this parameter.

MessageBodyFormat

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Recipient.MessageBodyFormat

The MessageBodyFormat parameter specifies the message body format for messages sent to the mail contact. The valid values for this parameter are:

  • Text

  • Html

  • TextAndHtml

By default, this parameter is set to TextAndHtml.

The MessageFormat and MessageBodyFormat parameters are interdependent. If the MessageFormat parameter is set to Mime, the MessageBodyFormat parameter can be set to any valid value. However, if the MessageFormat parameter is set to Text, the MessageBodyFormat parameter can only be set to Text. Therefore, if you want to set this parameter to Html or TextAndHtml, you must also set the MessageFormat parameter to Mime.

MessageFormat

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Recipient.MessageFormat

The MessageFormat parameter specifies the message format for messages sent to the mail contact.

The valid values for this parameter are:

  • Text

  • Mime

By default, this parameter is set to Mime.

The MessageFormat and MessageBodyFormat parameters are interdependent. If the MessageFormat parameter is set to Mime, the MessageBodyFormat parameter can be set to any valid value. However, if the MessageFormat parameter is set to Text, the MessageBodyFormat parameter can only be set to Text. Therefore, if you want to change the MessageFormat parameter from Mime to Text, you must also change the MessageBodyFormat parameter to Text.

OverrideRecipientQuotas

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

This parameter is reserved for internal Microsoft use.

PrimarySmtpAddress

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpAddress

The PrimarySmtpAddress parameter specifies the Reply to address for the mail user. By default, the primary SMTP address is the same as the ExternalEmailAddress parameter value. We recommend that you don't set this parameter unless you're in a cross-forest scenario. If you want to set the primary SMTP address to be a different address from the external email address, you need to set the EmailAddressPolicyEnabled parameter to $false by using the Set-MailContact cmdlet, otherwise the mail user's primary SMTP address will use the ExternalEmailAddress parameter value, regardless of the value in the PrimarySMTPAddress parameter.

UsePreferMessageFormat

Optional

System.Boolean

The UsePreferMessageFormat parameter specifies whether the recipient-preferred message format settings override the global settings for mail sent to this user. When set to $true, this parameter specifies that the recipient-preferred message format settings override the global settings for mail sent to this user.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

 
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