Exchange auto reply and delete

I need to configure email accounts in SBS 2003 Exchange for terminated employees. I want to have exchange send an automatic reply, then delete the mail. The workstation for the old employee is being used by a new employee.

I saw a possibility of using public folders, but to do that I would need to log onto a different workstation running Outlook. (and therefore have to wait for the entire user's profile and roaming folders to load).

Can this be done directly from Exchange?

Is there a way to do this from OWA? I have tried the out-of-office reply with a rule to delete all mail, but the rule takes effect before the auto-reply. Is there a way to make a rule that performs an auto reply?
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Auto replies should be avoided where possible. Too easy to cause an email loop.
You could use a public folder. That would involve removing the SMTP address from the user account and putting it on to the public folder. The account itself wouldn't be involved. With a public folder you can set rules to fire in a certain order.


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