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    External email to distribution list

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    by frankro ·

    Is there any way to enable external people to send to an Exchange distribution list? I would like that kind of listserv functionality in Exchange. In other words, I’d like user@overthere.com to be able to send to list@mydomain.com. It works fine theother way: I include external users on my distribution lists (as Custom Recipients) and they receive all internal mail sent to the List. But they can’t initiate mail to the list.

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    • #3549780

      External email to distribution list

      by tiffany2 ·

      In reply to External email to distribution list

      On Exchange 2000 all mail is sent via SMTP. If you have created an internal distribution group that looks like this intgroup@inside.mycompany.com you will need to create an additional SMTP address for that group such as intgroup@mycompany.com. Basically internal distribution groups do not, by default, have external SMTP addresses.

      • #3546874

        External email to distribution list

        by frankro ·

        In reply to External email to distribution list

        I have found no way to give a distribution list a working smtp address. I’ve added the list@company.com to the email addresses tab of the list, and I’ve finally even added the list name to our web pop server as a “new user.” No go. External maildoesn’t reach the distribution list the way internal mail does.

    • #3557803

      External email to distribution list

      by brendanlewis ·

      In reply to External email to distribution list

      Check out your default mailbox policies and make sure that each user (custom reciepient and regular) has your smtp suffix enabled. I’m troubleshooting a similar problem. Most people can send to my distro lists, but only one person is having big problems with it.

      • #3546049

        External email to distribution list

        by frankro ·

        In reply to External email to distribution list

        I’m not sure where the default mailbox policies are. In each user’s email preferences, there is a valid smtp address. For custom recipients, it is not our group suffix but the suffix of their provider. Still, from outside the network, I can’t send to a distribution list. If you see in this something I’m doing wrong, I’d be most grateful.

    • #3452173

      External email to distribution list

      by frankro ·

      In reply to External email to distribution list

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