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Using Exchange Web Service (EWS) Streaming Notifications for a shared mailbox in Exchange Server, works or not? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am planning to develop an application to use EWS managed API streaming notification for listening the new email event of a shared mailbox. Will it will work or not? I knew it works for a personal mailbox, where the authentication of EWS can be performed with the associated Active directory account. For the shared mailbox in Exchange Server, is there such an Active Directory account associated?

    Thanks,

    Richard

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:37 PM

All replies

  • Shared Mailboxes do have an associated account but like Room and resource Mailboxes the account is disabled by default. But as long as you have access to the Shared Mailbox folder you want to subscribe to you will be able to create a Streaming subscription without any problem . A quick way you can test it without writing any code is try it yourself with a Shared Mailbox using the EWSEditor https://ewseditor.codeplex.com/ (Tools, Streaming Notifications Viewer)

    Cheers
    Glen

    Friday, April 17, 2015 3:41 AM
  • Thank you Glen!

    Are you saying that if an Active Directory account has the access to a shared mailbox, and then this account can be used for creating the Streaming subscription for that mailbox? In other words, the way how Exchange Server works is that the new messages like new emails are automatically sending to all of the AD accounts which have the access to a mailbox.

    Thanks!

    Friday, April 17, 2015 4:51 PM
  • >> Are you saying that if an Active Directory account has the access to a shared mailbox, and then this account can be used for creating the Streaming subscription for that mailbox

    Yes that's correct (try it yourself with the EWSEditor)

    >> In other words, the way how Exchange Server works is that the new messages like new emails are automatically sending to all of the AD accounts which have the access to a mailbox.

    Not sure what you mean by this ? A Shared a Mailbox is just like any other Exchange Mailbox if you have rights to the Folder then you can create a subscription against it. There is no automation involved.

    Cheers
    Glen

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:44 AM