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Stripping sender info out of email

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So this is a strange request. My HR dept wants to have an email box on the (Exchange 2003) server that users can send messages to anonomously. My experiance in the past with this sort of thing was to set up a webpage that forwards on messages using it's IIS account. But they dont want that, they want it on the email server.
Any body have any ideas how to do this? maybe a script that live in the mailbox and strips the info out as it arrives?
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by:Vahik
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will this mailbox be used to accept messages from outside ur organization or just for internal users....
i dont have a script....but i can show u a trick which will do the job...
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It will be used internally only.
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I hope u like this tricks and it works.......here it goes...

1- create a mailbox called COMPLAINTS( or name it whatever u like)
2- create a distribution group call it ANNONYMOUS( or call it whatever you like)
3- make sure this distribution group has no members
4- on the mailbox make sure it only accepts emails from annonymous distribution group.....
5- on the annonymous distribution group make sure authenticated users have allow SEND AS permission....

now users who want to COMPLAIN or REPORT anything all they have to do is open a new email and in the FROM field
type in annoymous and send it to the COMPLAINT mailbox....

assuming this works( i have not tested it) you are open to abuse by some smart users....because of allowed SEND AS
permission granted to all users....
to prevent abuse
1- make sure to assign .local smtp address to the group
2-on the smtp connector make sure to block annonymous ...
3- using ADSIEdit make sure all users do not accept messages from ANNONYMOUS group....


well this is the trick i was talking about....u have to test it to see if it will work the way you want it to work....and meanwhile lets hope some smart kid will come up with the script that will do the job...


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by:ChuckArconi
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this is good but I was hoping to get a script or an more "user friendly" approach. But I definetly apprieciate the "thinking". If I dont get any other answers in the next couple of days I will accept your answer. Thanks again.
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by:Vahik
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NO problem...i understand...
you could also  post a pointer in the OUTLOOK section....there are few guys out there who are realy good with VBA...they may be able to help u with this problem...meanwhile i will try to see if i could come up with another TRICK that will be more user friendly....what can i say, i love tricks...hahahahaha
take care and good luck...
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