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General Properties for a Mailbox

Use the General property page to select the primary Windows NT user account that will be associated with this mailbox. You also use this property page to record basic information, such as the user's name and location.

Note   You can also view properties for a mailbox by selecting a mailbox, and then choosing Properties from the File menu.

Getting to the General property page

  1. In the Administrator window, choose Recipients.
  2. Double-click the mailbox you want to configure.
  3. Select the General tab.

Entering User Information

You can specify user name information, the user's postal address, and other contact details to identify the user associated with this mailbox. If you are creating a shared mailbox, you can use a generic name, such as Reception Desk.

You can configure Microsoft Exchange Server to generate the display name and alias name automatically as you type the first name, middle initial, and last name for the mailbox. For more information, see "Auto Naming" later in this chapter.

  1. Select the General tab.
  2. In the appropriate boxes, type the user name information.

Option Description
First The optional first name (up to 64 characters).
Initials The optional middle initial (up to 6 characters).
Last The optional last name (up to 64 characters).
Display The name (up to 256 characters) that appears in the Administrator window and the Address Book.
Alias Another identifier for a mailbox. The limit is 64 characters.

Selecting the Primary Windows NT User Account for a Mailbox

Each mailbox must have at least one Windows NT user account, called the primary account, associated with it. By default, the primary account is given Owner permission on the mailbox. This means that a user logged on to Windows NT with the primary account can log on to a mailbox with full permission to send and receive mail. If you are using Windows NT User Manager to create this mailbox, the primary Windows NT account defaults to the name of the user you created in User Manager. After you choose a primary Windows NT user account for a mailbox, you can use the Permissions property page to give other Windows NT user accounts permission to use the mailbox.

Note   The Permissions property page is not shown by default for mailboxes. To configure a shared mailbox, you must enable the Permissions property page by choosing Options from the Tools menu. Select the Permissions tab, and then select Show permissions page for all objects.

  1. Select the General tab.
  2. Choose Primary Windows NT Account.
  3. Select an option.

Option Description
Select an existing Windows NT account Select to use an existing Windows NT user account.
Create a new Windows NT account Select to create a new Windows NT user account to be the primary account for this mailbox.