How to Create a Higher Priority Recipient with the Shared Mail Domain


Because all of your users should have the return address of the shared mail domain (for example,, you must create a new recipient policy with a higher priority recipient policy that contains the address space. Exchange Server uses the higher priority recipient policy on the return address.

Before You Begin

Before you perform the procedure in this topic, read Deployment Scenarios for Internet Connectivity.

The following permissions are required to perform this procedure:

  • Member of the local administrators group and a member of a group that has had the Exchange Administrators role applied at the organizational level


To create a higher priority recipient policy with the shared mail domain

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.

  2. In the console tree, expand Recipients, right-click Recipient Policies, point to New, and then click Recipient Policy.

  3. In New Policy, select the E-Mail Addresses check box, and then click OK.

  4. On the General tab, in the Name box, type an appropriate name, such as "User Addresses."

  5. Under Filter rules, click Modify.

  6. In Find Exchange Recipients, select or clear the appropriate check boxes to specify all applicable users. If you want to apply the policy to all users, click OK.

  7. On the E-mail Addresses (Policy) tab, click the SMTP mail domain that you want to share, and then click Set as Primary (leaving the @local domain as a secondary proxy), and then click Apply.

  8. A message appears asking if you want to update all corresponding recipient e-mail addresses. Click Yes.

  9. On the E-mail Addresses (Policy) tab, click OK..