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  • Hi all,

    I have a requirement for several users to share a single email folder (holding emails with attachments in general).  Is the way to go with Exchange 2010 Cluster still public folders in this regard? 

    Any advice greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    B

    Friday, March 02, 2012 3:17 PM

Answers

  •  - That would depend on your company requirement.  If you've the option, I would suggest to create a shared mailbox in Exchange 2010.


    -Hieu

    Friday, March 02, 2012 6:15 PM
  • You have three option:
    Shared Mailbox - Grant users full control to this mailbox, with Outlook 2010 and higher the shared mailbox will be detected and automatically added to their Outlook profile by Autodiscover. Users can then drag & drop items into the shared mailbox as needed, or it can be given it's own e-mail address or added to group to receive e-mail directly.

    Public Folder - These are still fully supported in 2010, but to have redundancy you two PF DBs with the folders replicated to each.

    SharePoint - You can e-mail enabled a document library and add them to Outlook 2010, which gives users the ability to drag & drop e-mails or attachments directly to the document library.


    Microsoft Infrastructure Architect, MCSE: M, MCTIP, Microsoft Exchange MVP http://info.izzy.org | http://jasonsherry.org | Twitter: @JasonSherry

    Saturday, March 03, 2012 7:27 PM

All replies

  •  - That would depend on your company requirement.  If you've the option, I would suggest to create a shared mailbox in Exchange 2010.


    -Hieu

    Friday, March 02, 2012 6:15 PM
  • You have three option:
    Shared Mailbox - Grant users full control to this mailbox, with Outlook 2010 and higher the shared mailbox will be detected and automatically added to their Outlook profile by Autodiscover. Users can then drag & drop items into the shared mailbox as needed, or it can be given it's own e-mail address or added to group to receive e-mail directly.

    Public Folder - These are still fully supported in 2010, but to have redundancy you two PF DBs with the folders replicated to each.

    SharePoint - You can e-mail enabled a document library and add them to Outlook 2010, which gives users the ability to drag & drop e-mails or attachments directly to the document library.


    Microsoft Infrastructure Architect, MCSE: M, MCTIP, Microsoft Exchange MVP http://info.izzy.org | http://jasonsherry.org | Twitter: @JasonSherry

    Saturday, March 03, 2012 7:27 PM
  • Without incurring further costs and the minimal adminsitraive effort, I'd personally go with a shared mailbox as the requirement seems straight forward.

    Sukh

    Saturday, March 03, 2012 7:31 PM