Many potential customers are asking about departmental mailboxes in Office 365. How can a department, a team etc share a mailbox, and does it involve a license?
Shared mailboxes in Office 365 Exchange Online allow a group of users to view and send e-mail from a common mailbox.
A shared mailbox:
In Office 365 Exchange Online, shared mailboxes are created only via Remote PowerShell. See the article "A couple of tips for setting up Shared Mailboxes" - link for more details. Update March 26th 2012 - new GUI based tool for creating Shared Mailboxes
Note 1 -- From an Exchange perspective a shared mailbox is just a 5GB mailbox provisioned to a disabled user account (and delegated to a bunch of SG/Users). So when reaching the quota, mailbox will start receiving warning messages (10% prior to the quota) and then will start blocking mail sent from it (if “send as” as been granted and ‘from” used) and finally it will refuse accepted new e-mail (with “mailbox is full” in the NDR).
It is now possible to create a shared mailbox through the Office 365 web-based management portal.
I believe to open shared mailbox we need full access and not send as.
You need both full access and send as access
Is this limit (5GB) still valid?
I've found a 50GB limit on this article
10G is the limit for shared mailboxes
The limit has been increased to 50 GB if you are using Office 365 shared mail files.
When creating shared mailbox through powershell it does create a rather lengthy smtp entry. check with
use that email to login (password can be reset through admin portal)
when logged it allows for password change as it were non-shared mailbox. hope that helps
that command again is: (get-mailbox your_shared_mailbox).emailaddress
So it does have a password then?????????