Hi all Exchange 2003 and public folders seem a complete nightmare with little if any logic to the permissions structure in regard of emailing to them. I am having issues with users sending messages to public folders. The fact that you can drag and drop to a folder but the same user cannot send to it even when logged on and online seems utter stupidity quite honestly. TechNet article 319735 says to grant the anonymous user create permissions? Surely at that point you can forget security altogether? AD security except if you want to send email to public folders, in that event you simply have no security as absolutely anyone would be able send to it surely? http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319753&Product=exch2003 The other thing that baffles some is why do some folders have an extra four tabs in Exchange System Manger MMC. Can anyone shed any light on my nightmare please. Public folders were not exactly nice in 5.5 but they now seem to be 10 times worse! Many thanks in advance. Regards, Paul Lemonids.