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  • Many to many e-mail redirection/forwarding

    Hello everyone,

    I've got a question about many to many e-mail forwarding or redirection.

    It maybe more helpful if I describe what I want to achieve.

    I have a group of users in our organization. Each of them supposed to have an e-mail box, AND each of them supposed to receive each others messages, to have an ability to reply to then, BUT I would like to have there anything that informs user about the fact that message was forwarded.


    I was trying to do that using distribution group with a rule applied to each mailbox, however, I'm getting my received messages doubled instead, which is quite understandable.

    The second idea is to add e-mail addresses directly into active directory tab called "e-mail addresses", but then, I any of that user will find out, that message wasn't addressed to him.

    edit: and taking into consideration that it's quite impossible, makes it even more complicated...

    Is there any way out of this Sembee?

    Kind Regards
    Last edited by jum4n7i; 11th February 2008, 15:10.
    ..:: jumanji

  • #2
    Re: Many to many e-mail redirection/forwarding

    What you want to do is not normal.
    If you forward email to a group and the recipient is a member of another group that contains the original recipient then you will create a loop.

    Email is either designed to go to a mailbox or a group, which then goes to a mailbox.

    As I see it you have two options.

    1. The users individual email addresses are put on to groups and each user has a dummy internal only email address. You then use a third party tool such as Exclaimer to rewrite the headers when the email messages go out. Rules are used on each user to filter or flag emails depends on which SMTP address they were sent to.

    2. Grant each user Full Mailbox permissions to each other's mailbox and have them open in each users mailbox.

    As you haven't actually said what the reason for this is, I don't know what else to suggest.
    This may also be a classic case of trying to find a technical solution to a procedural issue and the procedure that you are trying to work with is what needs to be changed, not Outlook/Exchange.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: Many to many e-mail redirection/forwarding

      Hello Sembee,

      Well I know it's pointless, but I'm dealing with people, for whom changing a password from standard 4 letter that they've been using that for last 8 years to anything else is a tragedy!

      They want to be notified about each other e-mails.

      I'm afraid that giving them full rights will cause more problems and unnecessary questions.

      At the moment the only reasonable solution is the public folder with the appropriate rights, and moving all messages to that folder.

      OR

      Single account for everyone in that office, with lots of aliases in Exchange tab

      What do you think?
      ..:: jumanji

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      • #4
        Re: Many to many e-mail redirection/forwarding

        There is no simple solution to this problem. The best I can suggest is a single mailbox with the email addresses moved to that mailbox. Long term switch those users to a generic address rather than a specific address.

        Simon.
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        • #5
          Re: Many to many e-mail redirection/forwarding

          that's what I thought...

          thank's for your time and help

          take care
          ..:: jumanji

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