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
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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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

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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.
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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.


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