how to add email alias in active directory

Overview #

The email alias feature in active directory helps to use a single email address to reference multiple contacts or for sending a message to a group of contacts in one click. This document explains how to add an email alias for a contact in active directory.

Steps To Add Email Alias In Active Directory #

The method to add email alias is explained in two sections, which are given as follows:

Via the Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-In: #

  1. Open your Microsoft Management Console.
  2. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-In.
  3. Right-click the contact you want to add an alias to and select Properties.
  4. Click on the E-mail Addresses tab and select New.
  5. Select the type of alias (e.g. SMTP) and enter the address.
  6. Click on the Advanced button to set the reply address. If this left empty, the original address will be used.
  7. Click OK to save the changes and exit.

Via the Exchange Management Console: #

  1. Open your Microsoft Management Console
  2. Open the Exchange Management Console.
  3. Select the Recipients container on the left.
  4. Right-click the contact you want to create the alias for and select Properties.
  5. Enter the alias in the Alias box and click OK.

Conclusion #

By following the steps above, you should have successfully created an email alias in active directory for the contact.