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Create a shared mailbox

Shared mailboxes allow a group of people to read and send messages from a common email address. For example, if a customer emails "info@coolexample.com," employees who have access to that mailbox could receive and respond to the message.

Watch a short video of this task farther down the page.

Required: You need admin permissions to create a shared mailbox. For more info, see admin roles from Microsoft.
  1. Sign in to the Exchange admin center. Use your Office 365 email address and password (your GoDaddy username and password won't work here).
  2. Select recipients > shared > + (New).
    Shared recipients and add new
  3. The new shared mailbox window will open. Enter the following:
    • Display name: The name of your shared mailbox.
    • Email address: The name of the email address before the @, like "contact" for general inquiries or "sales" for your sales team.
  4. Under Users, select + (Add).
  5. Enter your preferred users to give them permission to this shared mailbox and select OK.
  6. Select Save. It can take about 15 minutes for the shared mailbox to be available for all users.
  7. (Optional) To customize your permissions, select Edit Pencil > mailbox delegation. Then + (Add) or (Remove) users for your chosen permission, and Save.

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