If the subscriber can’t be located in Active Directory then a new external contact is created within the Active Subscriber container. If the list is managed then the request is sent to the list owner(s) for a approval. If the list is open or if the owner has approved the subscription, the subscriber is joined to the mailing list as a member. Unless the silent directive was used, the subscriber is notified by email if their request is forwarded to a manager and when they join the list.
Use the subscribe command to add an email address to a distribution group (Exchange mailing list).
[silent] subscribe mailing-list-name [email-address]
If the optional silent directive is specified, then no email is sent to the subscriber welcoming them to the list.
mailing-list-name element is required and must be enclosed in quotes if it includes spaces.
email-address element is optional. If unspecified, the sender address of the email is used, i.e. the email sender is subscribed to the list. The
email-address element is only needed if you’re subscribing someone else’s address to the list, not your own.
To add yourself to a list entitled “my.distribution.list”, use this syntax:
To add Joe Bloggs to the list entitled “my.distribution.list”, use this syntax:
subscribe my.distribution.list email@example.com
You can specify a display name with the email address in one of two formats:
subscribe my.distribution.list Joe Blogs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
subscribe my.distribution.list email@example.com Joe Bloggs
Use quotes if the name of the distribution group includes spaces:
subscribe ‘My Other List’ firstname.lastname@example.org
souscrivez «Ma liste français» email@example.com
If you specify the silent directive the new subscriber will not be sent a welcome message:
silent subscribe ‘My Other List’ firstname.lastname@example.org