Redirect abusive emails

Posted on 2007-10-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
 I have an unhappy person who is sending Abusive/Harassing emails to several employees from a Yahoo account.  This person has caused several women to cry and several men to want to beat them silly.  Legal has directed me to collect the emails for possible prosecution.  Ideally I want to find a way to have Exchange redirect emails from this person to my email box or anywhere other than my user's email boxes.  I do not want them to see anymore emails from this Yahoo account.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
Question by:raycastillo
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    Assisted Solution

    Create a rule to forward all emails from "" to your email address, and delete the email on the cleint.
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    Good idea but what happens if this spammer abuser alters his email address so that emails continue but under a different name?
    I found most spammers hell bent often change their address so that I have to constantly add rules to block them, but only get them rare occasions.
    Because of my filters at my ISP any emails that donot meet my filters standards  is kept on the ISP server
     I never even receive then, I set up an email notice to inform me when there is 20. Some good emails still slip thru.

    Here is good guides you might use later on to to prevent it from happing again.
    Protecting Exchange against Spam

    Redirect Mail That Comes To Your Exchange 2000 To An External SMTP

    To prevent SMTP relaying with Microsoft Exchange Server


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    How can I create a rule on Exchange? I am familiar with creating rules on the client (Outlook), but not on the actual server.  Because this person is sending the emails to multiple users I want to catch them before they get to the users.
    Thank you,
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    Create a rule in Outlook for the user:
    Apply this rule after the message arrives
    redirect it to

    This is an Exchange server based rule and the users should never see the message from that address.
    You need to set this up for each user though.

    I believe you could load a user's profile and setup the rule for each user on your own Outlook cliient.  
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    Thank you all for the information and your time.

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