Managing Recipient Settings

Set a Primary Address

The first address created for each address type is the primary address. The primary address is the address that appears in the From field, when a mailbox-enabled user sends e-mail. For mail-enabled recipients, the primary address appears on the Exchange General tab, in the recipient's Properties dialog box.

By default, if a newly created e-mail address is the only one of its type, it is the primary address and will appear as bold. If there are multiple addresses for an address type, you can designate one address to be the primary address. You can only select a primary address if there is more than one e-mail address for an address type.

To set a primary address:

  1. Start Active Directory Users and Computers
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
  2. In the console tree, expand the Windows 2000 domain. Double-click Users, or double-click the node that contains the recipient information you want to modify.
  3. In the details pane, double-click the recipient you want to modify.
  4. On the E-mail Addresses tab, select the address you want to be the primary address, and then click Set as Primary. The new primary address appears as bold.

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