RE: forwarding emails and licensing

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:57:12 -0400

Interesting. I just got off the telephone and got the other

Did you call the number listed here? 

-----Original Message-----
From: A. M. Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 11:50 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: forwarding emails and licensing


> I'd argue with your interpretation of this licensing spec. By defining

> a user account, giving it an address (which becomes a personally 
> identifiable attribute related to the person in question), and 
> forwarding mail that goes to that address, I believe you are indeed
"using the server software."

Well I just got off the phone with my Microsoft Licensing rep (a MS
employee, not a local distributer or partner) and after a detailed
discussion, he agrees with the above interpretation, i.e. all forwarded
users would definitely need CALs just like any other user, because the
email is indeed hitting the Exchange server and using it's resources.

Best regards

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