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Problem identifying alias email

Posted on 2006-05-30
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Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I have just setup an SBS 2003 server with exchange.

I have a user who recieves email directed to his normal email account as well as an alias called "webmaster" at the same domain.

The email directed to the alias does show up in his mailbox.  However, there is no way to tell which mail was addressed to webmaster.  Outlook shows all of the mail as being sent to the username.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how to flag the mail that was addressed to the alias or redirect it to a separate folder.  Redirect would be great.

Is there a way to setup a server side rule?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Question by:georgelesser
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how about adding the "To" field to his outlook? right click the fields and choose field chooser and drag it to the location you like.
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You should be set up a rule in Outlook so that if the To: field contains "webmaster" the mail should be moved to a specified mailbox. Look under Tools -> Rules and Alerts.

If that doesn't do it then use Tools -> Out of Office Assistant to achieve the same thing.
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You don't even have to go as far as moving the item. Simply setup a rule to use different coloured flags based on the recipient address.


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The problem is that the recipient displayed is always the mailbox owner regardless of whethere the mail was sent to the mailbox owner or to the alias.  It appears that the Exchange server replaces the alias name with the mailbox owners name before the mail is delivered to the mailbox.  Is there a way to flag the alias mail at the server level?
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that is the way  outlook in exchange mode operates.....u need to either buy
a product like the one i posted above or write the program urself(or get someone else to write it for u)....
Take care and good luck....

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