Exchange Impersonation

It is possible to restore data to someone else’s mailbox using Exchange Impersonation. To do this, the current user credentials must have Exchange Impersonation access to the destination mailbox. Exchange Impersonation allows the user account that is being used to perform a mail restore, to access the destination mailbox by impersonating the mailbox owner's access.

Exchange Impersonation

The sections below show how to give the account performing a restore access to all mailboxes on the Exchange Server, so that mail items can be restored to any mailbox.

Configuring Exchange 2010 and later

Configuring Exchange 2007

Note: The user account is displayed in the Restore to the Original Location window as Current user: domain \ username

To learn about Exchange Impersonation vs. Delegate Access, see the Microsoft MSDN Impersonation article.