Setting an Autoreply in Outlook/Exchange
Posted on 2004-04-30
i have a scenario. i have a Universal Disturbution Group in Exchange called "recruitment" with an email address email@example.com, and it has one member Joe.firstname.lastname@example.org, to which all mail going to email@example.com fwds immediatly to Joe.firstname.lastname@example.org, who is just a std user of the domain. now they handle everything concerning HR amongst other accounts stuff. I need to put an auto reply to all mail going to email@example.com.
I have tried using the Rules wizard and started with a blank rule and taken the following steps:
Check msgs when they arrive ----> sent to ppl or distrubution list (i select recruitment group from the GAL) ----> have server reply using a specific msg (whereupon i compse the relevant msg) ------> dont select any exceptions cos there are none ----> name and save the rule.
i then test the rule by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, but i dont get the auto reply i set in the rule, and the test mail goes thru to Joe.email@example.com as per usual like the rule isnt even there.
It seems i am missing something small and simple, but cos its seems so simple i might be taking it for granted.