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Hi,

Sorry, if this is very basic question.

I have an Exchange 2000 server. Let's assume abc.com is my mail server.

I want to forward a particular mailbox's mails to a windows server (which is located on the same LAN). i.e.  user@abc.com mails should be forwarded to user@xyz.com where the xyz.com is the server located on the same LAN.

I tried the forwarding option. But, it allows me to forward only within the same domain. i.e. from user1@abc.com to user2@abc.com.

To give more details, the xyz.com is not a mail server. It's just a windows 2000 server which runs a particular application to pickup the mails once its reached there.

Is there any option to fultill my request?

Thanks in advance.

Magesh.
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Thanks a lot. I understand about forwarding.

I need another clarification. my machine xyz.com is running a web application. On that application, it'll try to send a notification following certain circumstances. For eg: if it tries to send a mail to  user@xyz.com, the mail will be stored in \\drive\Inetpub\mailroot\drop\. as the user@xyz.com is invalid.

I want to send a mail to a valid mailbox say user@abc.com and the same mail has to be forwarded to invalid mail id -user@xyz.com- which means the mail should be delivered at \\drive\Inetpub\mailroot\drop\ folder of the xyz.com.

I can do this when a machine tries to send a mail through smtp. Is it possible to do the same from an exchange server? or the exchange server will check for the validity of the mail id and if found invalid will it return to the mail box?

Hope I've given clear picture.

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exchange server uses SMTP service to send mail . It all depends if xyz.com can accept mail for user@xyz.com . It is not the exchange server which check of the avalalbility for valid e-mail address but the receving mail server / application which will do this test & accept mails .  
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The receving server is not a mail server and it will not accept mails. Sorry to trouble you more.

Let me explain my requirement with more detail.

I could send mai using SMTP(CDONTS) service from any desktop machine. Also, I can configure a desktop to use other machine's SMTP service to send mails. If the mail id is valid, the smtp service will send mail. Otherwise the SMTP will drop the mail at local desktop's \\Inetpub\mailroot\drop\. folder.

What I would like to do is as follows.
1. Machine "A" and "B" are in LAN
2. Consider "A" is a desktop machine with SMTP(IIS) service installed.
3. An application in Machine "A" is trying to send a mail to user@invalid.com and it will drop the mail at its local \\inetpub\mailroot\drop\. folder as the mail id is invalid.

4. If I configure the machine "A" to use the SMTP service of machine "B", machine B will try to send the mail and it will the drop mail at machine "B's" local \\inetpub\mailroot\drop folder. Take a note though  an application in machine "A" tries to send a mail, it'll drop it in machine "B".

5. Now assume that I have an exchange server called "abc.com" at the same LAN. user@abc.com is a valid mail id.
I would like to forward this user's mails to invalid mail id of "user@b.com". Only for this forwarding service, if the exchange server uses SMTP(CDONTS) of B's machine it'll drop in the B's drop folder.
This is what I wanted.
 Is it possible to configure the exchange server to use B's SMTP(CDONTS) service only for the forwarding a particular user's mails?

Thanks
Magesh.





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Hi,
Thanks for all ur help. I got the solution for the above problem.

Magesh.
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