RE: forwarding emails and licensing

  • From: Jeff.Engle@xxxxxxxx
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:18:37 -0400

Why not have the engineer that gives you the interpretation send you an
E-mail with his interpretation.  In that way, you are covered.

Jeffrey Engle
Senior NT/Network/Telecom Systems Analyst
"640K ought to be enough for anybody." 
- Bill Gates, 1981

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny [mailto:nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 12:04
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: forwarding emails and licensing

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:49:32 -0400 (EDT), A. M. Salim
<msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> > I'd argue with your interpretation of this licensing spec. By defining a
> > user account, giving it an address (which becomes a personally
> > attribute related to the person in question), and forwarding mail that
> > 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.

The users are not directly connecting to the Exchange server, so I do
not see how that requires a license. But, you spoke to an MS employee,
so I must be wrong. However, in the past I have received inconsistant
answers to the same question, so until I see this written on their
website, my mouth will be salty. :)


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