How to Remove an E-Mail Address Policy

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-02

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to remove an e-mail address policy. By default, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 contains an e-mail address policy that specifies the recipient's alias as the local part of the e-mail address and uses the default accepted domain. The local part of an e-mail address is the name that appears before the at sign (@).This e-mail address policy applies to all users in the organization. You cannot remove this e-mail address policy.

If you remove an e-mail address policy that is used by recipients as the primary e-mail address policy, and no other e-mail address policies have been configured for recipients, the default e-mail address policy will be used.

To perform the following procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Organization Administrator role

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

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, and then click Hub Transport.

  3. In the result pane, click the E-mail Address Policies tab, and then select the e-mail address policy that you want to remove.

  4. In the action pane, click Remove.

  5. A warning dialog box appears. Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the e-mail address policy.

  1. Run the following command:

    Remove-EmailAddressPolicy -Identity <EmailAddressPolicyIdParameter>

    For example, to remove the South East Offices e-mail address policy, run the following command:

    Remove-EmailAddressPolicy -Identity "South East Offices"
  2. Type Y to confirm that you want to remove the e-mail address policy, and then press ENTER.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Remove-EmailAddressPolicy reference topic.

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