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New E-Mail Address Policy Wizard > Conditions Page

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-20

Use the Conditions page to specify the conditions for the new e-mail address policy. Only recipients that meet the conditions specified will be included in the policy.

Setting conditions for an e-mail address policy involves two steps:

  1. Use the check boxes in the Select condition(s) list to specify the conditions that you want to configure. Each check box that you select adds a line item to the Edit the conditions(s) list. Each line item will have a pencil icon, identifying that a value needs to be specified.

  2. Use the Edit the condition(s) box to edit each line item and specify the values for each condition. After you specify a valid value for the condition, the pencil icon will disappear.

importantImportant:
The State or Province, Department, and Company conditions are based on attributes that are applicable only to mailboxes, mail users, and mail contacts. These conditions do not apply to mail-enabled distribution groups. If you configure any of these conditions for an e-mail address policy, you will in effect be excluding all mail-enabled distribution groups.

You can set the following conditions for the e-mail address policy.

noteNote:
The conditions on this page are the predefined conditions in the Exchange Management Console. If you want to specify conditions other than the ones available on this page, you must use the Exchange Management Shell to create a custom query for the e-mail address policy. Keep in mind that the filter and condition settings for e-mail address policies that have custom recipient filters can be managed only by using the Exchange Management Shell. To learn more about how to use the Exchange Management Shell to create a custom filter, see New-EmailAddressPolicy and Set-EmailAddressPolicy.
Step 1: Select condition(s)
  • Use this section to select one or more conditions for your e-mail address policy. If you do not want to set any conditions for the policy, do not select any of the check boxes.

  • The Introduction page of this wizard allows you to specify the scope of recipients for this e-mail address policy. Selecting conditions will further restrict the membership of the policy to only those recipients within the scope that match the specific conditions.

  • You can select from the following conditions:

    • Recipient is in a State or Province   Select this check box if you want the e-mail address policy to only include recipients from specific states or provinces. This information is contained on the Address and Phone tab in the recipient's properties.

    • Recipient is in a Department   Select this check box if you want the e-mail address policy to include only recipients in specific departments. This information is contained on the Organization tab in the recipient's properties.

    • Recipient is in a Company   Select this check box if you want the e-mail address policy to include only recipients in specific companies. This information is contained on the Organization tab in the recipient's properties.

  • Custom Attribute equals Value   There are 15 custom attributes for each recipient. There is a separate condition for each custom attribute. If you want the e-mail address policy to include only recipients that have a specific value set for a specific custom attribute, select the check box that corresponds to that custom attribute.

Step 2: Edit the condition(s) (click an underlined value)
  • If you select any conditions in Step 1, each condition you select will append to the definition of the e-mail address policy. For example, if you selected the Recipient is in a State or Province check box in Step 1, you will see in the specified State or Province(s) condition in Step 2.

  • For each condition, click the underlined term to create your condition. By default, the underlined term for new conditions will read specified. After you edit the condition, the underlined term will change to the value that you specified.

  • If you click an underlined value for the State or Province, Department, or Company conditions, a dialog box appears in which you can specify the values for the condition. To create values for the condition, use the following buttons in the dialog box.

    • Add   Enter a value in the text box and click Add. You can add more than one value, but you cannot enter duplicate values.

    • Edit   To modify an existing value, select it from the list, and then click Edit.

    • Remove icon   To remove an existing value, select it from the list, and then click Remove icon.

  • If you click an underlined value for a custom attribute condition, a dialog box appears in which you can specify the value for the condition. You can specify a single value for each custom attribute. Type the value in the text box and click OK.

    importantImportant:
    The values that you enter in these dialog boxes must exactly match those that appear in the recipient's properties. For example, if you enter Washington in the Specify State or Province dialog box, but the Address and Phone tab in the recipient's properties lists the state as WA, the condition will not be met.
Preview

Click this button to view the recipients that will be contained in the e-mail address policy, based on the conditions that you specified.

To learn more about e-mail address policies, see Understanding E-Mail Address Policies.

For more information about e-mail address policies, see Managing E-Mail Address Policies.

For more information about creating a new e-mail address policy, see How to Create an E-Mail Address Policy.

 
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