How to Reset Mailbox Permissions

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How to Reset Mailbox Permissions
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The Microsoft Exchange server stores all the mailboxes, contact lists and calendars you use on your e-mail client. Exchange also lets you change and reset mailbox permissions. This feature may be extremely helpful if you wish to grant access to a mailbox to a limited number of users. You may also use this feature to remove any user who is not authorised to access a mailbox. Either way, you will need to have administrative rights and privileges to change and reset mailbox permissions.

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  1. 1

    Click on the Start menu and select "Programs." Scroll up to find "Microsoft Exchange Server." Click on it and select "Exchange System Manager." As mentioned earlier, you will need administrative privileges to access this tool. Contact your Internet service provider or your technology/IT department if you do not see this program.

  2. 2

    Click on "Active Directory Users and Computers" in the left pane.

  3. 3

    Click on the "View" tab from the top menu and select "Advanced Features." Ignore this step if you are using "Exchange Server 2003," where the "Exchange Advanced" tab appears by default.

  4. 4

    Locate the mailbox account under "Active Directory Users and Computers" where you want to reset permissions.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Exchange Advanced" tab and select "Mailbox Rights."

  6. 6

    Click on any user account under "Group and user names" and use the "Add" or "Remove" buttons to reset permissions.

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    Click on "Apply" and hit "OK."

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