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    Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    Right here goes

    I have a exchange 2003 server running for my companies email and picked up via pop3 catch all.

    One of my colleagues also has a separate pop3 box for another domain that is to do with another side of the business and needs to be separate from the main company. This is hosted on a different server online, and email is picked up by his client and not the server.

    Now this is what is happening:

    My colleague gets an email on the extra domain from [email protected] and I also get the email. It's as though the exchange is picking up his emails and copying them to me.

    I have deleted my exchange mailbox and recreated it, in case it was somehow getting confused.

    I have checked for forwards on the exchange and at the main email server on the web on both my company's and my colleague. nothing there exists to cause this issue.

    The extra domain is not setup in the exchange in any way (not even as an accepted domain)

    I have tried to research on the web to solve it my self but have so had no luck.

  • #2
    Re: exchange 2003 really strange issue

    What do the headers show?
    Any chance you are being bcc'd from the source?
    Is it only that one source address?
    Any rules in his mailbox rather than on the accounts?

    Please read this before you post:

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


    • #3
      Re: exchange 2003 really strange issue

      The headers don't show anything, when I check on my account when I get the emails it just shows my name but on his outlook it shows his email address.

      I haven't been bcc'd into the emails as my colleague has sent some personal emails to his friends with just him as the source

      It is all emails to him that I get.

      There are no rules etc in outlook that has been set up


      • #4
        Re: exchange 2003 really strange issue

        Don't show anything as-in they are blank?

        If these systems are completely separate then I would double check the hosting companies settings and rules again as I can't think of anything else that could duplicate emails like this.

        Please read this before you post:

        Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


        • #5
          Re: exchange 2003 really strange issue

          We have checked the settings for forwarders and rules on both domains and there is absolutely nothing that would cause this.

          This is the header for one of the emails:

          Microsoft Mail Internet Headers Version 2.0
          Received: from mail pickup service by with Microsoft SMTPSVC;
               Mon, 5 Nov 2012 09:32:42 +0000
          Return-Path: <[email protected]>
          X-Sieve: cmu-sieve 2.0
          Keywords: mspop3connector."Philip Harrop" <[email protected]>mspop3connector.
          Message-ID: <[email protected]>
          Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
          X-Mailer: Microsoft CDO for Exchange 2000
          From: "Philip Harrop" <[email protected]>
          To: <james>
          Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 09:32:42 -0000
          Subject: Dixon 
          Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
          Importance: normal
          X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.3790.4913
          Thread-Topic: Dixon 
          Priority: normal
          Thread-Index: Ac26zI1H07MXj+feQ5uaREVQFMohGw==
          Accept-Language: en-US, en-GB
          Content-Language: en-GB
          Myself and my colleague have both received the above email which as you can see has myself in the "To" but not my colleagues email address or his email.