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  • Question

  • Hi All

    We are running Exchange 2007 SP3.

    The Marketing dept. have a new mailbox that they use named "Marketing Ideas". Essentially, within this mailbox there are different folders for each department in our company - Software, Financial Software, New Sales etc. Each folder can then have different sub-folders.

    Marketing people have asked us in IT if it possible to grant permissions on a folder level to this mailbox, rather than give people Full Mailbox Access. Therefore, staff in New Sales can only have access to the New Sales folder (and any subfolders), for example, only and can't see any other folders such as Software.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:53 PM

Answers

  • Hi Tom,

    Mailbox users can also grant other users access to the folders in their mailboxes without designating them as their delegate. When users grant access to one of their folders, the user to whom they granted access can open that folder and access its contents. To learn more about using Outlook to manage folder-level permissions, see Permissions.

    You can grant access to the folders in your mailbox by using the Permissions tab of the folder property page. For more, you can refer to ‘Granting Access to Specific Folders in a Mailbox’ of the link:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123879(EXCHG.80).aspx

     

    And I have tested in my environment, which works fine.

     

    Hope it helps. If you encounter any difficulties, please let us know.

     

    Thanks


    Sophia Xu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:50 AM
    Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:40 AM

All replies

  • On Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:53:47 +0000, TomD1976 wrote:
     
    >Hi All We are running Exchange 2007 SP3. The Marketing dept. have a new mailbox that they use named "Marketing Ideas". Essentially, within this mailbox there are different folders for each department in our company - Software, Financial Software, New Sales etc. Each folder can then have different sub-folders. Marketing people have asked us in IT if it possible to grant permissions on a folder level to this mailbox, rather than give people Full Mailbox Access. Therefore, staff in New Sales can only have access to the New Sales folder (and any subfolders), for example, only and can't see any other folders such as Software.
     
    Anyone with Full Mailbox Access can assign the necessary permissions
    to the folders in the mailbox. Just be warned that the permissions
    will become a freakin' nightmare to manage. Make sure you put the onus
    on the "Marketing dept." to manage folder-level permissions!
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:20 PM
  • Hi Tom,

    Mailbox users can also grant other users access to the folders in their mailboxes without designating them as their delegate. When users grant access to one of their folders, the user to whom they granted access can open that folder and access its contents. To learn more about using Outlook to manage folder-level permissions, see Permissions.

    You can grant access to the folders in your mailbox by using the Permissions tab of the folder property page. For more, you can refer to ‘Granting Access to Specific Folders in a Mailbox’ of the link:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123879(EXCHG.80).aspx

     

    And I have tested in my environment, which works fine.

     

    Hope it helps. If you encounter any difficulties, please let us know.

     

    Thanks


    Sophia Xu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Sophia Xu Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:50 AM
    Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:40 AM