Incoming SMTP Mail Randomly Delivered to Wrong Mailbox
Posted on 2004-09-20
Windows 2000 Server with Exchange 2000 - Clients using Outlook 2002 or 2003
Incoming mail from outside of our organization is randomly delivered to wrong mailbox. The user's names are usually similar, ie Beth.Wrong@mydomain.org is getting mail sent to Beth.Right@my.domain.org. In one instance where I looked at the mail headers, there was no reference to the address of the person who received the mail incorrectly. Not sure if this is ALWAYS true, but in most of these cases, the mail is Spam.
A similar problem randomly occurs when using REPLY in Outlook. In this case, the sender's email address is modified and given the domain name of my organization. I receive mail from Outsider@TheirDomain.net and when I REPLY, my reply is addressed to Outsider@MyDomain.org. Of course I get a NDR. When I look at the headers I see
Are these 2 problems related? Does anyone have a suggestion for resoving either?