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Keeps getting Undeliverables could not deliver in time limit specified error 4.4.7

I have an exchange user that is sending email to a few domains. When he sends out, he continually gets undeliverables from our exchange server saying:

Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 1:02 PM
To: User Name
Subject: Undeliverable:subject

Your message

  To:      user@user.com
  Subject: subject
  Sent:    Thu, 5 May 2005 12:20:08 -0400

did not reach the following recipient(s):

user@user.com on Thu, 5 May 2005 13:02:18 -0400
    Could not deliver the message in the time limit specified.  Please retry or contact your administrator.
    <ourdomain.com #4.4.7>



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I am wondering if the problem is as such:

In our active directory, the user name is j.doe@domain.com and the actual real email address is j.doe@domain.com. However, the user wanted the firstname@domain.com as their email address. So i made an smtp address john@domain.com, but left j.doe@domain.com as the default reply to address.

Do you think that since someone sent him email to john@domain.com, he hit reply and it sent from j.doe.domain.com, that the recipients exchange server or other mail server blocked the mail since the reply-to address is not the same as the original address it was sent to? I am wondering if this is my problem. It seems that i only have this problem with people that have multiple smtp addresses. By default i leave the default reply-to address as their original j.doe@domain.com, and just add john@domain.com so they can receive mail on that too.
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SembeeCommented:
The multiple addresses shouldn't matter. I have about 30 on various domains and various name conventions on my account and can receive email on all of those addresses.

If the user wants to use john@ for their email address then you should use that as the primary email address so that his messages go out using that address.

Is it always the same email addresses that are generating this error?

Simon.
Exchange MVP.
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zakirdavisAuthor Commented:
The same sending email address getting the error? NO.

The same receiving email address getting the error? So far, yet. But not with every email. Just a few domains.

How can i make john@ for the primary email address. Will this be a seamless change in the active directory?
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SembeeCommented:
To make it the primary address, simply select the address in ADUC and choose "Set as Primary". You will also have to deselect the option for Recipient Policies to automatically update the email addresses. The change will take affect immediately with no further changes required.

Simon.
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zakirdavisAuthor Commented:
What do you think could be the problem?
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SembeeCommented:
Put your domain in to dnsreport.com and see whether it comes back with any errors.

Simon.
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SembeeCommented:
Just going through some of the old outstanding questions as it is quiet...

Has this problem been resolved?
If you need clarification on any part of the responses above, please post back.

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Simon.
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