Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-06

For a recipient to receive or send e-mail messages, the recipient must have an e-mail address. E-mail address policies generate the primary and secondary e-mail addresses for your recipients (which include users, contacts, and groups) so they can receive and send e-mail. By default, Microsoft Exchange contains an e-mail address policy that specifies the recipient's alias as the local part of the e-mail address and uses the default accepted domain. The local part of an e-mail address is the name that appears before the at sign (@). For e-mail address policies, you define how the recipients' e-mail addresses will display. For example, you may want to have all of your e-mail addresses display as

In Exchange Server 2007, recipient policies (which were part of Exchange Server 2003) are divided into two separate features: accepted domains and e-mail address policies. For more information about accepted domains, see Managing Accepted Domains.

This topic lists the management tasks that you can perform for e-mail address policies, and includes links to topics that will help you complete the task. Unless otherwise noted, these tasks can be performed by using the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell:

For More Information

For detailed syntax and parameter information about the various e-mail address policy cmdlets, see the following topics: