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    I have 5 users who should be restricted to send all mail.

    How do i do this? Exhange 2003.


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    Re: Restricting users to send email

    You could put delivery restrictions on your internet mail connector.

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    • #3
      Re: Restricting users to send email

      A different method that i've used in the past is:

      Open active directory users and computers, find the user account.
      Right click>properties>exchange general>delivery restrictions

      In the section for Sending message size, click the radio button for Maximum KB
      and type the number 1.

      Ok all the way out of it.

      When your user tries to send a message he will get a bounce back message saying

      Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

      Subject: Message
      Sent: 10/20/2008 3:20 PM

      The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

      santa on 10/20/2008 3:20 PM
      This message is larger than the current system limit or the recipient's mailbox is full. Create a shorter message body or remove attachments and try sending it again.
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      • #4
        Re: Restricting users to send email

        Do you mean ALL email, internal and external?
        If you do then it is a lot of work because you have to place restrictions on everyone else. You have to stop the users from receiving email from those people, instead of stopping them from sending email (if that makes sense).

        While the message size restriction method works, it depends if you want to provide that type of error message. A well meaning admin could receive a complaint from one of those users and change the limit. It would be better from a procedure point of view to block them so that they get a access denied type error instead.

        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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