Edit Shared Mailbox SMTP Address with Powershell

Connect yourself to Exchange 2013. In this demo, I’m using office 365.

$LiveCred = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection
Import-PSSession $Session

Once connected to Exchange 2013 and all of the modules have been imported, run:

Get-Mailbox -Identity xxx@domain.com

This will display tons of information about the shared mailbox. To shorten the information down to what I wanted, I ran:

Get-Mailbox -Identity xxx@domain.com | Format-List EmailAddresses

Make sure you utilize “EmailAddresses” property, not EmailAddress.

This will show you the SMTP information, and the line will look similar to:

EmailAddresses: {SMTP:xxx@domain.com, smtp: xxx@domain.onmicrosoft.com}

Now that you know what the SMTP (since it’s capital, it’s the primary address) you need to change it. Run the following command:

Set-Mailbox -Identity xxx@domain.com -EmailAddresses xxxNew@domain.com

Pretty simple. When you run the “Get-Mailbox” command again, you will see this:

EmailAddresses: {SMTP:xxxNew@domain.com, smtp: xxx@domain.onmicrosoft.com}

Now, if you send email the xxx@domain.com, it will bounce back, if you send it to xxxNew@domain.com the mail will be received in the shared mailbox.

** If you’re trying to change an email address that is part of your synchronized Active Directory, this will fail. You MUST change the SMTP setting through your Active Directory.

 

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