Following on from a previous post on How to install Exchange 2013 SP1, in this multi-part series I’ll look at the initial configuration steps to get Exchange 2013 sending and receiving emails.
The demo environment I am using includes a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controller and a single Windows Server 2012 R2 member server running Exchange 2013 installed using the instructions in the link above.
In the demo environment no previous versions of Exchange have been installed so we are setting up everything from scratch.
Following on from the previous post Exchange 2013 Initial Configuration Settings: Setting SMTP accepted domains (Part 1) , in this second part of a series I’ll look at setting up an email address policy.
Until you create a new email address policy any recipients (users, resources, contacts, groups) you create will get their email address from the default email address policy. Therefore we’ll create a new email address policy with settings that we want before creating new recipients.
Another reason for having it in place before you create recipients is in large environments applying an email address policy can take a long time depending on the number of recipients it effects.