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Security of AllSubscribers Group?

We got a rude surprise today when a user on our network spammed the AllSubscribers group (it was in the global address book apparently :-/. Looking at it we saw it was set to a distribution group - so we switched it to a security group and locked down who could send to it? Was this an error in our Unity install or is that the default? I was just curious if we did something wrong that we should watch for in the future, or simply accidently ignored something in the instructions referencing that :-)

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Re: Security of AllSubscribers Group?

This is how it's setup by default.

You can dictate who can or can't send to a distribution group without converting it to a security group. Distribution groups are considered to be more secure than security groups because distribution group can’t have any rights. You can also choose to hide a group from the Exchange address lists through the advanced view in Active Directory Users and Computers.

Keith

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Re: Security of AllSubscribers Group?

OK - that makes sense - we just haven't used them much - instead of setting this on the Exchange tab then - do you use the security tab? Is that the "Send To" option under advanced security options for each security member?

Thanks!

- Ken

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