Public folder permissions for Exchange 2007 and 2010

  • Last updated on: 2019-05-31
  • Authored by: Stephanie Fillmon

When you create a public folder in Exchange 2007 and 2010, you can specify how much access others have to that folder by assigning roles. Following are the different roles that you can assign and the permissions that are granted to each role.

Note: For Exchange 2013 and 2016, only administrators can manage public folders for Exchange 2013 and 2016. For more information, see Manage public folders in the control panel for Hosted Exchange 2013 and 2016.

Role Permission
Owner Create, read, modify, and delete all items and files. Create subfolders. Change the permission levels that other people have for the folder.
Publishing Editor Create, read, modify, and delete all items and files. Create subfolders.
Editor Create, read, modify, and delete all items and files.
Publishing Author Create and read items and files. Create subfolders. Modify and delete items and files that you create.
Author Create and read items and files. Modify and delete items and files that you create.
Nonediting Author Create and read items and files. Delete items and files that you create.
Contributor Create items and files only.
Reviewer Read items and files only.
Custom Perform activities defined by the folder owner.
None No permissions are granted. The user cannot open the folder.

Note: Several groups might be listed on the Permissions tab. Leave these groups intact so that Rackspace Support can help you if you need it. Two special groups called FolderAdmins and FolderUsers, allow you to set permissions for all of your public folder administrators or users at once.

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