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I have noticed that a user is sending confidential information to a particular email address. Besides the legal ramifications, I need to block any and all my users from sending to this external email address from here on. I have seen posts to create a contact...

"Sembee:
Blocking individual addresses is very easy.
On the Exchange server, open up ADUC and create a new Contact. Step through the wizard, giving it an SMTP address that matches the email address you want to block.
Once complete, open the properties of the contact. Click on the Exchange advanced tab and enable the option "Hide from Exchange address lists" - otherwise the contact will appear in the GAL.
Finally, click on the Exchange general tab and change the settings under Message Restrictions.
You will probably want "From Everyone except" and select your equivalent of "All Staff".

Users send a message to the email address on the contact, it will be rejected with a permissions error.
You will need a separate contact for each email address.

Simon."

But this is somehow not working. I have also tried recipient filtering and that somehow is not working either. AM I MISSING SOMETHING??

thanks in advance!
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"I have noticed that a user is sending confidential information to a particular email address. Besides the legal ramifications, I need to block any and all my users from sending to this external email address from here on. I have seen posts to create a contact"

Are we talking about an internal user or external in this case ?

Recipient filtering needs to be enabled at SMTP Virtual Server level also. Have you done that ?
Ensure the check box "Apply Recipient Filter" is checked.

Also, after doing all this troubleshooting, how long did you wait before concluding that the entire experiment was a flop.

Ideally you should wait for more than 2hrs. Or restart IS service and SMTP.
Have you tried to send the message using your own OL client and did a message tracking ?
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Thank you sir, looks like all I had left to do was restart the SMTP virtual server. Everything else was correct.

Thanks
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If there is something that does not solve your issue, please do inform me via the same thread so I could look into it and if required have our friend Simon suggest some magic wands too.

Take Care.

Cheers..
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