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    Hey everyone,

    We have someone that has an Exchange 2003 server and they want an existing address to be forwarded to other users. I thought, no problem, I'll just add the users to the Distribution group. To my surprise there the address that forwards the email doesnt exist in Exchange. However, when I email the forwarding address, I see that the mail is forwarded to the email users existing on the list already. Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I mean the only thing I can think of would be something forwarding it before it even touches the Exchange server...

    Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated!


  • #2
    Re: Unusual Forwarding

    There is only two ways that email can be forwarded in Exchange.
    A contact on the object or a rule in the mailbox.

    If the forwarding is taking place outside of Exchange, then looking at the headers would show the extra step, because whatever is doing the forward would have to see the message to forward it.

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    • #3
      Re: Unusual Forwarding


      I will be sure to check that out. I did check for Contacts in AD and I didnt see any, so it has got to be an external forward.

      Thanks again!


      • #4
        Re: Unusual Forwarding

        I was able to resolve the problem. I did an LDAP query and found the name hidden.
        Last edited by alpha202ej; 9th October 2009, 16:03.