administrator email address
Posted on 2007-12-05
I manage (as best I can) a recently installed SBS for a small company. This is my first experience of a windows server (or any server management for that matter) so please bear with me!
Because I am not normally based at the company, I wanted to have email for the administrator forwarded to my my own email address (e.g. me @myisp.ie). I thought I could accomplish this by accessing the administrator properties in the users section of the management console. On the email addresses tab I replaced the default address for the admin from SMTPfirstname.lastname@example.org with my address (i.e. email@example.com). Unfortunately, this did not accomplish what I thought it would (i.e. send mail for the admin out to me) instead, mail directly addressed to me on firstname.lastname@example.org from within the domain is now directed to the administrators exchange mailbox on the server rather than being forwarded to me.
When I discovered what was happening, I went back in and changed the admins default SMTP address back to email@example.com and thought all would be well. However, this didn't work. When I look at the admins email address in the users section of the management console it reflects this change back to the .local email address. However, if I go into the Exchange global address book and select admin and look at properties it still shows the default SMTP address as firstname.lastname@example.org and I am still not receiving mail from within the company (unless I log into the admin account to get it).
There must be something I'm missing but I'm not sure what it is. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help.