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Can Not Locate E-Mail Address In Active Directory 2003

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There are two erronous e-mail addresses in the active directory. They are not assigned to any mailbox because exchange can not deliver the spam which is addressed to these erronous addresses. Also, AD would not allow them to be added to an E-mail Blackhole Distrobution Group because AD indicated it would be a duplicate address.

We have used the advanced search feature in the Users and Computers applet. The e-mail address field and e-mail address (other) field have been search multiple times.  Quest Reporter, an Active Directory reporting program, which extracts info directly from the AD database has also been used to search the AD.  Every address in the Proxy Address filed was extracted an excel document. Then the excel document was search for these erronous address.

How do I find these dang addresses so they can be sent to byte heaven.

Thanks
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I assume the email addresses in question were once linked to AD user accounts....

Are you able to view the "ghost" mailboxes and their properties in the exchange system manager?

If so, and the mailboxes appear with red x's over their respective icons, you may just need to run the cleanup agent.
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Actually I can not identify when, and if, these addresses were ever used. Obvisouly thery are assigned to an object.

There are 4 exchange servers in our organization. I have checked the mailboxs each information store for red x's.  There were none. There are none.

How does one check for qhost mailboxes?




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I found the e-mail addresses. There were in the hidden Exchange System Objects pointing to public folders which no longer exists.

Thanks for the help. I am awarding you the points because your ghost comment got me thinking.

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Good find.... Sorry I wasn't more help in the first place.... I appreciate the points!
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