So the next thing that I need to do is create a new address list. For the sake of this example I am going to call it Confidential. That tells us that I might not want everyone to see this list, and therefore will make more sense later on when I actually decide to hide it. So I will right-click on All Address Lists, Select New, and Address List, and create an Address list called Confidential. Figure 3 shows how I went about creating the new address list.
And Figure 4 will show the final step.
Voila! One address list, in less than the time that you can get to the post office to buy some three cent stamps!! I would like to point out however that at this point, I have not actually configured the membership of this address list so that is the next step. This is a case where address lists in Exchange 2000 have a definite leg up on their predecessor. Because Exchange 2000 Address lists are nothing but LDAP Filters, the membership is built dynamically when you create the address list. As I suggested earlier, we haven’t really completed this address list yet so let’s go ahead and do that. The next step would be to define the LDAP Filter that sets the membership for this Confidential Address list. So the first thing that I do to create my LDAP Filter is to open up the Properties of the newly created Confidential Address List like you see in the figure below.
As you can see from looking at this page, I have no LDAP Filter defined, so this Address list really wouldn’t do anything for me at this point. I actually have to define who or what I am looking for along with any other criteria that I would like to specify. That is one nice thing about LDAP. It is extremely customizable so that you can create Address lists that will show just about any view of your Exchange organization that you could desire! Next up, we need to actually define that Filter so we click on Modify. We will be greeted with the screen that you see here: