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  • Forwarding external mail

    Hi everybody,
    Here is my problem : I would like to forward mail for certain user to another mailbox. BUT only for mail coming from outside the organisation. For example if Bryan receive a mail from somebody with a mailadress other than @mydomain.com this mail has to be forwarded to [email protected]
    But Bryan can receive mail from colleage (with adress @mydomain) without any forwarding.
    All our users have a mailadress @domain.com and a mailadress @domain.local if it can help ...
    Any help will be appreciate !!
    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Forwarding external mail

    With Exchange 2003 it isn't possible.
    Exchange 2007 would allow you to do this with Transport rules, but that functionality isn't in Exchange 2003. It is forward everything or nothing at all.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: Forwarding external mail

      Hello Simon,

      Thank you very luch for your answer. But ... my problem is that such forwarding is configured to one of my customer. I don't understand at all how it's working and there is no documentation. There is a user who can receive mails from his colleagues but if he receives a mail from somebody outside de domain the mail is forwarded to another mailbox ([email protected]) without copy in his mailbox. I didn't see anything in the Exchange manager ... How is it possible ? A script ? Or a forwarding before the Exchange ? It's a small business server 2003 SP2.
      Thanks !!!

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      • #4
        Re: Forwarding external mail

        Look for a contact object that has the email address of the forwarding adress.

        Then on a mchine with ESM installed, so assuming your server, look at the properties of the effected user's AD User account. You should see some exchange specific tabs. Click on the Exchange General tab. Then select Delivery Options. You should see the Forwarding option set. (Under Forward To) and the name of the contact. Select the None radio button and click ok.
        Last edited by Virtual; 22nd February 2009, 11:39.

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        • #5
          Re: Forwarding external mail

          The only way that it could be done is via something outside of Exchange. So an event sink, or plugin perhaps. Exchange can't do it on its own.

          Of course you could be misunderstanding what is happening.
          Exchange doesn't use the SMTP address for routing email internally.
          It will use the internal reference. Therefore the SMTP address plays no part in internal email.

          Simon.
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          Simon Butler
          Exchange MVP

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