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WhichAddressPF for MS Exchange 2000/2003

Updated: 18-October-2006
See also:   
WhichAddress for Exchange 2010
WhichAddress for Exchange 2000/2003

An Exchange 2000/2003 mail-enabled public folder may have multiple SMTP addresses assosiated with it. For example, public folder named PubFolder has primary SMTP address and secondary SMTP address. As Outlook always resolves both SMTP addresses to the name of this public folder, there is no way to see what address the message was originally sent to. The only known workaround is looking through message envelope headers (open a message > View > Options...).
WhichAddressPF for Exchange 2000/2003 application allows user to see which address the message was originally sent to.
The application is an Exchange store event sink.



On your Exchange Server computer:
1. Create a new mail-enabled public folder named WAPFTEST and make sure it's primary SMTP address is
2. Add the additional SMTP address to this public folder.
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3. Select (or create) user account that is a member of the local Administrators, Domain Admins, Domain Users and Exchange Domain Servers security groups.
That account must have full permissions on the Public Folder store. Open ESM (Exchange System Manager) and drill down to the store in question. Now open the properties and select the Security tab. Add your account and allow full control.
See also these MS articles:
Exchange 2000 Permissions Required to Configure an Event Sink
4. Log on as that user.
5. Create C:\Program Files\WhichAddressPF\ directory.
6. Download archive file to C:\Program Files\WhichAddressPF\ directory and extract all files.
7. Run C:\Program Files\WhichAddressPF\WhichAddressPFSetup.exe
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8. Place the step #3 account name (using \ syntax) and password in the appropriate fields. Click Install button.
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9. Select in the list WAPFTEST public folder and mark it. Click Change button.
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10. Click Exit button.


1. Open any SMTP/POP3 e-mail client (for example, Outlook Express) and send two messages to and
2. Using Outlook, open WAPFTEST public folder and make sure the messages you just sent exist there.
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3. Open View menu. Select Current View > Customize Current View...
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4. Click Fields... button. Select All mail fields from the list on bottom left corner of the form. Select E-mail account and Categories fields in the Available fields: list and press Add button.
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Click OK button to close Show Fields window. Click OK button to close View Summary window.
5. Look at E-mail account and Categories columns. Note you can sort on E-mail account.
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I have tested WhichAddressPF with Outlook 2002 and Exchange 2000 SP1/SP2/SP3 on MS Windows 2000 Advanced server.
It also can run with Exchange 2003 server on Windows 2003.


1. Start C:\Program Files\WhichAddressPF\WhichAddressPFSetup.exe
2. Unckeck all checked items in the list. Click Change button.
3. Click Uninstall button. 4. After uninstallation is complete, press Exit button.

About this demo version.

WhichAddressPF demo version works only for public folders whose names include "TEST". Examples:
Other public folders are unavailable. Also you can not register this demo version for all public folders at once (store-wide). Full product version has no limitations.


Q. If I manage to apply WhichAddressPF to the whole Public Folder Store, is WhichAddressPF then automatically applied to future PFs that are created?
A. Definitely yes.

Q. I am about to purchase this product but I wondering regarding updates/patches. What are the policies regarding updates? Do you provide them freely or as a purchase?
A. As a registered user, you will get free updates for one year from the date of purchase.
Once the new version is ready, this information will be e-mailed to all registered users. We will send updates via e-mail to those who request them.

Q.  I have already ordered your software and want to view data relating to my order.
A.  Just visit our Customer Care Center.

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