using delimited wildcard aliases with Exchange 2003, how?
Posted on 2005-04-15
currently my company is using Couurier Mail (and previously PostFix) server to handle our messaging needs, but we are considering moving up to a full AD enviornment and I personally would like to migrate over to Exchange as well.
One requirement that we have, however is the ability to use '-' delimited wildcard aliases. Alot of the work we do here relies on the ability to create on-the-fly aliases, here is an example:
my email address is
i want to have
email@example.com to resolve to me, where the * can be anything..
etc, etc. WITHOUT having to create each new alias individually.
In some instances we will send out strings of 200-500 emails like
The way we have it right now is that the "-" and anything following it automatically becomes the wildcard alias and it is forwarded to the accountname preceeding it.
Does this make sense?
This was a native function of PostFix and a quick hack to make it work with Courrier, I'm sure that Exchange can do it, I just haven't been able to figure out how to yet, and for my boss and our company it is a definite Deal-Breaker.