Exchange Mail Forwarding

Posted on 1999-01-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Is there a way to forward mail to a internet account using the Exchange Server and the Microsoft Outlook.

Question by:rian
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david_levine earned 50 total points
ID: 1622529
You can set a rule on receiving a new message to forward it to the Internet address.

You also need to check 1 thing on the IMS properties page for the Exchange Server. Click on the Advanced Options button on the Internet Mail tab of the IMS properties page and uncheck the "disable automatic replies to the Internet".

Let me know if that works.

Author Comment

ID: 1622530
How does one set a rule on receiving a new message to forward it to the Internet address

Expert Comment

ID: 1622531
In Outlook, click on Tools | Rules Wizard and then

Click New...
Select 'Check messages when they arrive
Click Next
Check 'sent directly to me'
Click Next
Check 'forward it to people or distribution list'
In the bottom box, click on 'people or distribution list'
Enter the email address you want to forward the message to
Close out the Address Book window
Click Next
Click Finish

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Author Comment

ID: 1622532
I have still not got it to work. I tried all your suggestions.


Expert Comment

ID: 1622533
What happens? Does a message come in and nothing gets forwarded? Can you look at the IMC and see if it receives something from you? It's hard to debug like this cause it's more of a trace things and see where it breaks type of problem. Any help on your end other then "still doesn't work" would be good.


Author Comment

ID: 1622534
Sorry. After I made the changes the the local Outlook and the Exchange server, I logged to my yahoo account and send a mail to the exchange server. I was hoping that this mail would then to forwarded to an another email account. It did not. I tried the same test case with Outlook loaded and unloaded on my machine. I did receive the message in Outlook both times. I did not check the IMC.  I will the next time


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