Microsoft 365 administrators can convert a regular mailbox to the shared mailbox so that more than one user can access it. Users associated with the shared mailbox will be able to access all the emails and calendar entries. That makes team work easier. Also, there are situations where a shared mailbox is to be converted to a user mailbox.
Here, we will discuss the conversion of shared mailbox to regular mailbox. Also, we will show how to convert a shared mailbox back to a regular mailbox.
NOTE: The user mailbox that you need to convert to a shared mailbox must have assigned a license (without a license, the option for conversion will not be available). After conversion, you can remove the license as you don’t need a license for shared mailbox if it holds data up to 50 GB only. To store more than 50 GB data, you must have a license assigned to the mailbox.
To convert a regular mailbox to a shared mailbox, follow the given simple steps:
Microsoft 365 users can use the below command syntax to convert a regular user mailbox to shared one through Exchange Online PowerShell.
We will now move to see how a shared mailbox can be converted to a regular mailbox in Microsoft 365.
One can convert a shared mailbox to a regular mailbox easily by following the steps:
Note: The Exchange Online PowerShell command syntax to convert back a shared user mailbox to a regular mailbox is.
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