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New-MailContact

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2009-05-14

You can use the New-MailContact command to create a new mail-enabled contact.


New-MailContact -Name <String> -ExternalEmailAddress <ProxyAddress> [-Alias <String>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DisplayName <String>] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-FirstName <String>] [-Initials <String>] [-LastName <String>] [-MacAttachmentFormat <BinHex | UuEncode | AppleSingle | AppleDouble>] [-MessageBodyFormat <Text | Html | TextAndHtml>] [-MessageFormat <Text | Mime>] [-OrganizationalUnit <OrganizationalUnitIdParameter>] [-PrimarySmtpAddress <SmtpAddress>] [-TemplateInstance <PSObject>] [-UsePreferMessageFormat <$true | $false>] [-UseRusServer <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The New-MailContact command creates a new mail contact object in the Microsoft Active Directory and then mail-enables the mail contact.

To run New-MailContact cmdlet, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

  • Account Operator role for the applicable Active Directory containers

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

ExternalEmailAddress

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.ProxyAddress

Target e-mail address.

Name

Required

System.String

Common name of the mail contact.

Alias

Optional

System.String

Alias of the mail contact.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm parameter 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 parameter.

DisplayName

Optional

System.String

The name that will be displayed in Microsoft Outlook for the mail contact.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

To specify the fully qualified domain name of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory, include the DomainController parameter on the command.

FirstName

Optional

System.String

First name of the mail contact.

Initials

Optional

System.String

Initials of the mail contact.

LastName

Optional

System.String

Last name of the mail contact.

MacAttachmentFormat

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.Recipient.MacAttachmentFormat

The MacAttachmentFormat parameter specifies the Apple Macintosh Operating System attachment format for messages that are 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 that are 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 that are 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.

OrganizationalUnit

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.OrganizationalUnitIdParameter

The organizational unit to which the new contact is added. For example, redmond.contoso.com/contacts.

PrimarySmtpAddress

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.SmtpAddress

Use this parameter to specify the primary SMTP address for the mail contact. By default, the primary SMTP address is generated based on the default e-mail address policy. If you specify a primary SMTP address by using this parameter, the cmdlet will set the EmailAddressPolicyEnabled attribute of the mail contact to $false, and the e-mail addresses of this mail contact will not be automatically updated based on e-mail address policies.

TemplateInstance

Optional

System.Management.Automation.PSObject

When an existing object is supplied to this parameter, the command will use that object's configuration to create an exact duplicate of the object on a local or target server.

UsePreferMessageFormat

Optional

System.Boolean

When set to true, this parameter specifies that the recipient preferred message format settings will override the global settings for mail sent to this user.

UseRusServer

Optional

System.String

noteNote:
This parameter is available only in Exchange 2007 SP2.

The UseRusServer parameter instructs the command to use the specified Mailbox server on which the Address List service is running to obtain and then set mailbox and Active Directory user attributes.

The Address List service is a component in the Exchange System Attendant service. The Address List service creates and maintains Exchange-specific attribute values in Active Directory. You can use the Address List service to update recipient objects in a domain by using specific information, such as address list membership and e-mail addresses.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf parameter instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf parameter, 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 parameter.

 

Error Description

 

Exceptions Description

In the following example, the New-MailContact command is used to create a new mail-enabled contact.

New-MailContact -Name "Ted Bremer" -ExternalEmailAddress "ted@tailspintoys.com" -OrganizationalUnit "Marketing" 
 
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