How To Create an Exchange Mailbox


Microsoft Exchange provides administrators with the server application that provides users with email communications. The Exchange server contains the mailboxes where users retrieve their email. The server holds the incoming email until the user requests it. The user's email client downloads the email from the Exchange server, but the server is also used to send email to other internal clients or people on the Internet. A user cannot use the Exchange server until a mailbox is set up.

  • Click the Windows "Start" button and select "All Programs." Click "Administrative Tools" and select "Exchange Management Console." This opens your configuration manager.

  • Click "Recipient Configuration." In the list of options displayed, click "New Mailbox." This opens the mailbox creation wizard. Select "User Mailbox" in the opening screen and click "Next."

  • Select "New User" at the next screen and click "Next." Enter the user's information in the next screen. The information entered in this window is displayed in the global address book in Exchange. Click "Next."

  • Enter the user's alias. The alias is the user's Exchange log-in name. Select the Exchange server that stores the user's inbox. This is only necessary on networks that have more than one email server. Click "Next."

  • Click "New" at the summary screen to create the mailbox. Click "Finish" at the final screen to close the wizard.

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