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    What I want to do is split out most of my company (but not all) into a separate domain (the company is splitting)

    I would like it if when someone emailed the old domain for a user that has switched, they received an auto reply that says their message has been forwarded and that the new email address is *@* Please update.

    Is this possible? Would I have to completely split the domains and have the user exist in both to make this work?
    Thank you,

    Marc

  • #2
    Re: auto reply to old email address after domain name change

    I found this article that kind of does what I want except for the auto reply.

    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/...003_Part1.html

    Am I on the right track?
    Thank you,

    Marc

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    • #3
      Re: auto reply to old email address after domain name change

      Any reason why you don't simply forward the email to the other domain?
      That is what I would do. External people would update their address books over time. You don't need to worry about new members of staff hired by the new separated company because they will just use the new email address.

      Auto replies are dangerous things and I don't recommend them at all.

      Simon.
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      • #4
        Re: auto reply to old email address after domain name change

        I have been fighting to get rid of the "auto-repy" requirement, but it will not go away, Even if I have to set up another Exchange server with different mailboxes and set up each one individually.....

        Is there an easier way? PLEASE!!!!! lol

        On another note, If I have the new domain, all I have to do is put the mx record pointing to my existing server and that should do it for routing mail to the new domain (If I can get by with just adding the new email alias to the existing users)
        Last edited by tnshurtm; 16th October 2007, 19:22.
        Thank you,

        Marc

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        • #5
          Re: auto reply to old email address after domain name change

          PLEASE tell me if this is possible without doubling my Exchange licensing.
          Thank you,

          Marc

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          • #6
            Re: auto reply to old email address after domain name change

            Exchange is licensed per seat, not per mailbox. Therefore you can have as many mailboxes as you like. Whether that applies to any third party products you may have is a different matter.

            Simon.
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            • #7
              Re: auto reply to old email address after domain name change

              Thank you Simon.

              I think I figured out how to have a server-side rule for employees that will send a message that says the email address has changed.

              Now, trying to follow the directions in the afore mentioned link:

              http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/...003_Part1.html

              My domain is in mixed mode so I can not create a universal group. Is that going to be an issue? Will a global group do the trick?

              Is there a better way to move most of my employees into a new domain? Mind you this will only be temporary until we establish a new physical layout for the new domain.
              Thank you,

              Marc

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              • #8
                Re: auto reply to old email address after domain name change

                SOLUTION:

                To handle the auto-reply, I used a third party software that I already had GFI MailEssentials. It actually does this pretty well but you have to make an entry for each individual user.

                And then I just followed the msexchange article to get everyone into the different domain.

                All is working according to plan. If you have any specific questions, let me know.
                Thank you,

                Marc

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