Two AD accounts, need to have same email

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Hi, I have two accounts in AD. I need them to be able to use the same email address. The second account does not have a mailbox, so I would like to use my non admin account email address for that account. Is this possible?

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No. The only option is having a distribution group that forwards email to both and each having send as from the group and or both using a shared mailbox.

If you are talking for just strictly login then no.

Curious on the use case scenario?

@Chris Webb 

Thanks Chris.

I am running an app to check when the password will expire for our systems accounts. The app would check the email of that systems account and email the user how many days they have left. I have no way of modifying the application, so my alternative is to script it with PS which I prefer not to do. The DL might work, I'll give that a shot, thanks. I'll report back.

@Chris Webb 

Creating the DL and making my normal id the owner worked, thanks.

Hello @bvi1998 , can you please provide some examples on how you did this?  I am in the same situation that I have been requested to send out emails to users for passwords that are going to expire in 14 days.  However, our IT Technicians have two accounts.  One for STANDARD use and one for PRIVILEGED ACCESS.  The privileged access account does not have an email box.  Therefore the script cannot send to that address.  We are using Azure AD Sync and will not allow two objects to have the same value.  IE.  Two AD Accounts having the same EMAIL Address.  Thank you in advance.



Hi @dgolan,


could you please rephrase your Q? If an account hasn't a mailbox, how can you send an email to it?