No out of office reply when email sent to groups

We have a problem when emails are sent to any email groups, the
person who has emailed the group does not receive any out of office
replies if there are any set by members of the group.  However if the
same person were to email a member of the group individually who has
an out of office turned on, they do get a reply.  Basically the
problem just occurs when sending to groups.  We are using Outlook
2003 sp2.  Any help would be appreaciated.  We are using exchange 2003
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David LeeCommented:
The behavior you've described is by design.  Read this article for details:,289142,sid43_gci959772,00.html

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