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Forwarding emails from a specific domain using Exchange 2003 Standard

Posted on 2007-04-06
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Can Exchange 2003 Standard be setup so incoming emails from a specific domain go to its intended user's mailbox, but also be forwarded to another user's mailbox? If any user in our organization receives an email from this specific domain, that user receives the email and it will also be forwarded to another user.
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ID: 18868910
Not Exchange 2003. In Exchange 2007 there is the option for this kind of capture/journaling etc, but 2003 won't do it for you, certainly not at a domain level.

Are we talking specific sending domain addresses or would it be a blanket capture? Just trying to trawl though the third party solutions that are out there but none are coming to mind that will give you an easy path,

Author Comment

ID: 18870737
I need it to use the domain name, if a certain company (othercompany.com) sends email to a user on our exchange server (ourcompany.com). For example, I need emails sent from any user (anyuser@othercomapny.com) be sent to its designated user (designateduser@ourcompany.com, but also forwarded to another user with in ourcompany (otheruser@ourcompany.com).  Can this be done with Exchange 2003 and if not can it be achieved with Exchange 2007 or a third pary solution?
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czcdct earned 2000 total points
ID: 18871692
Inbound here is the major problem. If you are open about doing this then the Outlook Rules would be the way to go. If you are trying to be sneaky and not let the user know then I'm having trouble thinking of any way to get this done other than using 3rd party software on the gateway. gfi.com have such a solution in their anti spam products.

Author Comment

ID: 18875535
Not trying to be sneaky, just trying to find a way to do this without having to go around setting up a bunch of Outlook Rules. Ok, just to make sure I'm clear on this. The only way it can be accomplished on Exchange 2003 is to set up Outlook Rules. We can use 3rd party software from GFI to accomplish it. Also, are you also ruling out Exchange 2007 being able to do this?
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Expert Comment

ID: 18875695
Outlook would be fine for a free solution. Exchange isn't really geared to do this at all since it wasn't designed to intercept inbound messages from an entire domain and then redirect/divert. I've had a good look at Exchange 2007 to see if I can think of a way of journaling or hub transport rules. Nothing gives you what you want. I even looked again at Turbogeeks.com for their Mailbasket product but things just want to capture inbound messages that don't match a user address.

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