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    Hi!

    I'm trying to forward mails from an inhouse domain(ex: [email protected]) to an outside mail(say [email protected]).

    I've configured the contact+user. And did everything in this thread: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281926
    I'm using the contact to provide info to the forwarded e-mail.

    Altho when I e-mail [email protected] I get an error saying:
    "A configuration error in the e-mail system is causing the message to go through two servers or its being forwarded between to receivers."

    Any other solutions, tips and hints besides using groups(its only one user!) is welcome!

  • #2
    Re: Forwarding mail

    Moved to Exchange forum as I assume you using exchange 2003

    Michael
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    • #3
      Re: Forwarding mail

      Did you test the contact before you placed it on to the user account?
      If you simply want to forward email out then you don't need a user account at all, the contact can do it for you.

      However, automatic email forwarding is not something I would recommend at all. Many ISPs are now blocking messages that are forwarded in that way, as it looks like spoofing.

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      • #4
        Re: Forwarding mail

        Hm, I think you're right there.
        I tried mailing the contact directly now, and it bounced back. Removed the external mail adress that was setup on the user - and I can now mail directly with the contact again.

        Any hints?

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        • #5
          Re: Forwarding mail

          I was referring to the Contact object that you created.
          So when you created the Contact (to do the forward) if you select the Contact from the GAL, does it work?

          Simon.
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          • #6
            Re: Forwarding mail

            No, it doesn't work.

            I get a bouncer on the LOCAL alias I've created - odd!
            I'm gonna try and create everything from scratch yet again.

            Create contact. (type in the external mail I want to forward to).
            Create user. (create local mail).
            Forwarding under the user(delivery options).

            arg!

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            • #7
              Re: Forwarding mail

              Kinda odd that http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281926 doesnt work for me tho!

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              • #8
                Re: Forwarding mail

                So if you select the Contact object that you created - you get a bounce message? If that is happening then I would suspect that something is wrong elsewhere in the system and the contact has just shown it up. Do you have other forwards in place or is this the first one?

                Simon.
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                • #9
                  Re: Forwarding mail

                  I'm new at this place, but I see other enabled contacts.
                  But none seems to be forwarding from an inhouse domain, to an external.. HM!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Forwarding mail

                    While doing http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281926
                    I get to the point where it says:
                    How to mail-enable a contact -
                    3. Click Next, click to select Establish e-mail addresses, and then click Next.

                    When trying to do step3, I don't get the option to choose "establish" since I already linked in an e-mail when it asked me to type in the mail earlier(while making the contact).

                    Does this bring up any suggestions?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Forwarding mail

                      You only have to mail enable contact if it wasn't created on a server with Exchange tools installed.

                      Simon.
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                      Simon Butler
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