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Email access without network account

By jcupps ·
We have a few Windows 2000 PC's set up on the hangar floor for the use of Mechanics, with one generic logon for all of them. Some of these Mechanics have network accounts for the purpose of email. We would like to restrict them to the generic account and have them access email accounts via OWA. Is there a way to create email accounts in Exchange2003 without a network account, that they can access through OWA and be password protected? Or is there a way to restrict access, to a specific PC, to one account? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Email access without netw ...

The answer is no. In Active Directory the user object is mail-enabled, and sends the mail to the mailbox, which is simply a folder on the mail server.

You could create a generic account with Send On Behalf Of or Send As permissions, but I don't recommend it, since you introduce an entire additional layer of issues revolving around security and privacy.

Your best bet is to remove the Outlook client from the local systems and only allow them the use of the OWA, but be warned that HTML-mail generates up to almost 10 times the amount of network traffic that a MAPI-based Outlook client would.

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