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XADM: How to Disable a Mailbox in Exchange Server
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If a user leaves a company, instead of removing that user's mailbox, you may want to keep it, but not allow other users to send mail to or receive mail from it.
In Exchange Server version 5.5, you can use the Exchange Server Administrator program to view the properties of the mailbox, and on the Limits tab, change the settings so that the mailbox cannot send or receive mail.
In Exchange Server version 5.0, the Exchange Server Administrator program only allows you to change the settings so that the mailbox cannot send mail; you cannot prohibit the mailbox from receiving, so other users can still send mail to it.
To disable a mailbox in either Exchange Server 5.0 or 5.5:
Article ID: 238013 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 3.2