Changing the email address for public folder

November 22, 2015

It’s just a reminder how to change an email address for mail-enabled public folder using PowerShell.

There in no way to modify the email address, so the new one should be added and the old one should be removed

$PF = Get-MailPublicFolder “”
$PF.EmailAddresses += “”

$PF | Set-MailPublicFolder

If necessary, primary email address can be set up this way:

Set-MailPublicFolder “” -EmailAddressPolicyEnabled $FALSE -PrimarySmtpAddress “”


Synchronization problems between Exchange Server and Outlook

December 20, 2011

There is a good Microsoft article, explaining how to fix synchronization issues between Exchange and Outlook, when some Exchange objects do not appear in Outlook. However, a small part should be added to the article.

When a user cannot see the content of a particular public folder, even if he/she is an owner of it and none of the steps from the article above helps, try this

1. Make only one user an owner of a public folder with synchronization issues
2. Turn all other Owners into Publishing Editors
3. Run the user’s Outlook as follows

Outlook /cleanviews

4. Be aware that the user will lose all the views created in Outlook

NDR to a distribution list or to a public folder is not supported

January 27, 2011

Believe you or not, but you cannot configure Microsoft Exchange Server of any version to send non-delivery reports (NDRs) to a distribution list or to a public folder. This configuration is not supported.

By default, when an e-mail message is undeliverable, an NDR is returned only to the sender of the e-mail message.  However, if the return address is an email address of a public folder (i.e. message has been sent as a public folder) or a distribution list, they will never receive the NDR. You can just configure Exchange server to send a copy of NDRs to an SMTP e-mail address, either within your Exchange organization or on the foreign system

Check out these two Microsoft articles to learn more about the issue and find a workaround


How to Send As Public Folder

October 22, 2010

This is not a complicated procedure if you are doing it every week or so. I’m doing this once a month and never remember the proper sequence and all the checkboxes. This article describes the way how to send an e-mail as public folder in Exchange 2003

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PowerShell and MS Exchange 2003

March 3, 2010

PowerShell is the main and very useful tool in MS Exchange 2007. How nice it would be if we can use PowerShell for Exchange 2003! Well, actually we can. There is a WMI class for Exchange 2003. Read the rest of this entry »