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Blocking e-mail ID's in IMC

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Hi,

We are on exchnage 5.5 and would greatly appreciate a solution to the following issue  :-

Is there a way to set IMC ( Internet mail connector) to reject messgaes to seklective e-mail ID's ?

Problem description  :

We have ex-employees who are on lot of subscription lists. I receive around 500 or so messgaes in a day. Though the corresponding e-mail ID is no more on the address list, the exchange server receives the mail and redirects it to admin mailbox. ( Should be eating into my bandwidth as well )

How can i set IMC to reject mails to these ID's ?

Thanx in advance
ferose
ferose.jahangir@oystersol.com
       

 
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by:vinnyd79
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From exchange administrator:
Configuration > Connections > Internet Mail Service > Connections Tab > Message Filtering Button.

Click add and add e-mail address' or domains:
to specify a domain,just add the "@domain.com"

You must restart the IMS after adding address'
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by:vinnyd79
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You can also specify a directory in the registry where all messages specified under message filtering are moved to.If not,you should check the box to delete items instead of moving them to the turf Directory.
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by:joehuang
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Microsoft Tech net described a way to do it by create a new mail box that has delivery restriction that reject the mail. But your admin account is still received the undelivery notice without the contents. Since we use exch2k now, I can not get information.

The other way is to install the mail filter, http://www.surfcontrol.com, that offer a name lookup for exchange 5 or 5.5, but not in Exchange 2000.

Hope this will help.
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by:ferose
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Dear vinnyd79,

Thank you very much for the response. Messgae filtering list i guess  is applicable for the source domains/ e-mail ID's not the target e-mail'ID in my domain.

This solution i guess would require to open all undelivery notices to admin and add the corresponding domains/ email ID's to the filter list. and if any of the exsisting users have subscibed to the same domains their messages also would get blocked ...    

Thanks and Regards,
Ferose



 

 
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