Accept any WRONG email comming to

Posted on 2004-09-15
Last Modified: 2010-05-18

I'm using Windows 2003 Small Business Server and MS-Exchange 2003.  I'd like to know how i'm able to set up a default email accepting any email comming to any inexistant users at my domaine even if this user xxssjvis doesn't exit i want this email to go by default to

How i'm able to do it.?

Also I'd like to create an email not A USER.   So this is the email to create and I want this email to be sent to 2 existant user and what are the procedures.

Thank you for your time.
Question by:elieazzi
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

Vahik earned 500 total points
ID: 12068430
for second part go to active directory users and computers click on info user\properties\exchange general\delivery option\forwarding address and put the
email address of the user.since u want to forward it to two users then creat a group with those two users as members and then just add the group as the forwarding address.

Author Comment

ID: 12068857
Thank you for the second part.  But how about the first one, which my question was is there is not any user emails , I don't want this email return back to the user, I'll need to come to

Any solutions for this please advice.

LVL 26

Expert Comment

ID: 12068954
that utility will catch all the misspelled email addreses for ur if someone
sends an email for the utlity will check to see if such a name exists and if not will redirect it to a mailbox so u can decide what to do with it.Did u checkout turbogeeks mailbasket utility?
remeber any misspelled email is considered non-persona by ur active directory
so if u have a user name marry and email is sent for merry as far as ur AD is concerned (also exchange server)that person does not exists .
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Author Comment

ID: 12068969
Thank you for your response.   But this utility is not free as what can I see.... There is no such utility or configuration in Exchange 2003 can do this job.  Pls. advice.

Thank you for your time.
LVL 26

Expert Comment

ID: 12068994
now assuming u want to catch all the emails for TERMINATED users in ur company
then what u can do is create a distribution group with no members and on the email address section add the email addresses of terminated users.
in this case u must know the email addresses and this trick is for terminated users
where by u dont want their emails be returned to the sender.
LVL 26

Expert Comment

ID: 12069024
well u are right the utility is not free but as a last resort to prevent others getting an NDR for emails sent to misspelled or terminated users account then turn off
NDR generation in ur exchange server.

Author Comment

ID: 12069079
Thank you, how about this utility on this page... it can cath emails or not at all... I really understand the concept of a terminated employee which is very pro. you're right thanks... please tell me about his if it will help for

MailBasket Lite - A Free Catch-All

MailBasket Lite is a free utility from TurboGeeks that catches ALL emails that arrive at your server for a domain (e.g., anyone@TurboGeeks.Com) and redirects them to a single mailbox. It is similar in function to the example code that Microsoft provides in KnowledgeBase article 315631, however it includes a number of improvements. These improvements include:

The alternate delivery address can be within the domain that the message was originally sent to (e.g., any address "" may be redirected to
A configuration applet to set and update operating parameters is included
An installation / uninstallation program is included
Click on the link below to download MailBasket Lite.

   Download MailBasket Lite
LVL 26

Expert Comment

ID: 12069147
that is catch all the name implies it catches all the emails desined for ur
domain and not specific ones.That is not what u want.
i must say that certain antispam softwares may also be able to do what u are looking for.
LVL 104

Expert Comment

ID: 12070073
What about the "Send a copy of the NDR to" feature. While the message will still bounce back with unknown user - at least you will have a copy of it.


Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2013 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question