Exchange Online Protection with On-Premise Exchange Licenses

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When one subscribes to the service, do we also need to pay for alias and distribution group emails?

As an example, if we have 10 named users and we have 5 distribution groups and 5 alias emails, do we pay for 10 licenses or 20 licenses @ $1.00 / user / month?


Thank you!

2 Replies
No, you pay per user , and a user can Have several aliases! You don’t license groups or shared mailboxes, DL etc, but the people accessing them need a license..there is an exception for shared mailboxes over 50 go though!
So in your case you have to pay for 10 licenses!

Best Response confirmed by Brian Reid (MVP)
Just saw I misread your question a bit :) regarding eop licensing on-prem you don’t license DL and aliases! You only license per mailbox..DIstribution lists and aliases are not accounts themselves