block emails to none existent addresses
Posted on 2008-10-07
I have deleted a number of ex-employees from Active Directory and I want to stop the emails which are being sent to their email addresses from external parties and instead of them coming to me (administrator) from the system administrator on the exchange server to bounce them back to the sender with none deliverable error message, on the lines "the email address is not enabled at the recipients end". Below is the error I get from system administrator.
The following recipient(s) could not be reached:
USERNAME@COMPANY DOMAIN on 07/10/2008 10:33
The e-mail account does not exist at the organization this message was sent to. Check the e-mail address, or contact the recipient directly to find out the correct address.
Not only has the account been deleted in AD but also the email account deleted from Exchange.
We are running SBS 2003 server with Excnage 2003 included.