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disable postmaster emails in exchange 2003

Posted on 2006-06-28
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i keep getting loads of delivery failures from emails sent to non existant email addresses sent to our admin mailbox.

where in 2003 can i disable delivery failures being sent in 2003?

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by:rakeshmiglani
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it is in the global settings of exchange system manager.

How to control non-delivery reports when you use Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294757/en-us
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by:naifyboy123
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thanks rakeshmiglani

that's not really what i am looking for - that controls NDRs on a global basis.

i want to keep NDRs alive for all our users.

however, i am getting loads of NDRs as per example below:

it looks as if spammers are using are postmaster address



Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

      Subject:      Message has been quarantined - Returned mail: see transcript for    details
      Sent:      28/06/2006 09:46

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

      lzafjemzlf@mydomain.co.uk on 28/06/2006 09:47
            The destination server for this recipient could not be found in Domain Name Service (DNS).  Please verify the email address and retry.  If that fails, contact your administrator.
            <myserver.mydomain.co.uk #5.4.0 smtp;554 5.4.0 Too many Received: headers>
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rakeshmiglani earned 2000 total points
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the you can enable filtering. checking the following

Filter Out Mail to Non-Existent Users
http://www.amset.info/exchange/filter-unknown.asp
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by:naifyboy123
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cool - thanks - i have just configured it and will leave it for a while and see if it stops.

will report back soon.

thanks
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by:naifyboy123
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seems to be ok - thanks very much for your help
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