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Stop email delivery to exchange 2003 account without deleteing mailbox.

Posted on 2008-06-23
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I want to stop email deliviery to an AD account but leave the mailbox intact.  Disabling the user in AD didn't stop delivery.
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by:Andres Perales
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In the exchange properties for that user you can configure delivery to not allow any delivery...and then make sure you hide his account from the GAL.
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by:cmkeur
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Can you be more specific on where to find the option to not allow delivery.  I've looked and can't find it.
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by:aces4all2008
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Using Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) from the Exchange server (or another computer with Exchange Tools installed) right-click the account, choose properties then go to Exchange General then enter the appropriate message restrictions
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by:cmkeur
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so..."only from" is checked and no one put in the box and that does not work?  That would seem to accomplish what i need but it doesn't.  there is no explicit "do not deliver" option???
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There is no explicit do not deliver option.  I typically create a mail contact for a dummy addres (like nomail@nowhere.local), hide it from the GAL, then use it for any accounts I need to block mail delivery to.  For a quick how to on creating a mail enabled contact and hiding it in the GAL see http://www.amset.info/exchange/contacts.asp
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by:cmkeur
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that was my next choice. thanks
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