Exchange 2010 – Hide Mailbox from Global Address List

Occasionally, you might need to hide a mailbox so it doesn’t appear in the global address list or other address lists. The may be done for administrative mailboxes,mail-enabled service accounts or a staff member which needs to be removed from the list.

How to hide a mailbox from the Global Address List

  1. In the Exchange Management Console, expand the ‘Organization Configuration’ node, and then select the ‘Mailbox’ node
  2. Once you have located the users mailbox, double-click on the object
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  4. On the ‘General’ tab, select the ‘Hide From Exchange Address Lists’ check box
  5. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes
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