Mail-Enabling a Public Folder


Topic Last Modified: 2005-04-25

You can allow users to send mail to a public folder by mail-enabling the folder and displaying the name of the folder in Address Book.

Folders created in native-mode Exchange Server 2003 must be mail-enabled manually. To mail-enable a folder manually, right-click the folder, point to All Tasks, and then click Mail Enable. Folders that you migrate from Exchange 5.5 are mail-enabled by default.

Exchange creates an Address Book entry for each mail-enabled public folder. However, by default, the folder is hidden from users until you make the entry visible and specify a display name. For more information about configuring specific settings for mail-enabled public folders, see the sections that follow.

For information about configuring permissions for a mail-enabled public folder, including how to specify a user who can send mail on behalf of a public folder, see Using Public Folder Permissions.