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How can I disable automatic email forwarding rules setup in Outlook 2003/2007

Is there any way, via group policy or transport rules, to block Outlook rules that will automatically forward email to an internet account?
We have a user that has a rule set up that forwards his mailbox to his Yahoo account so he can get mail on his Blackberry.
We are using Exchange 2007 and Outlook 2003/2007

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8/22/2022 - Mon

What's wrong with that?  If he used Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) he could use your OWA service which would be a bit neater I guess.

You have a customer that wants mobile e-mail, he has found his own solution....

I suppose you could create a transport rule that would drop all mail to his yahoo address.  But that would be very mean.

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Just making the auditors happy!  I guess they don't realize that Outlook comes with a forward button they can click on too!

TigerMatt:  I think that only applies to "have server forward" and "have server reply" Outlook rules doesn't it? If you have a client-only rule doing this task I don't see how a server side setting is going to catch it?
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Also, it is our company policy that a Blackberry can't be used unless the company buys it.  That would make it an "approved device".
I don't make the rules, I just tell them whether or not they can be enforced.

Same at mine too :)

We buy smartphones rather than bberrys though.

Seriously I think the easiest way would be to make a transport rule to drop mail to his yahoo address.

One other thing that pops to my mind refering to your audit department, surely the solution here is for the guys manager to say "stop using your personal blackberry in a way company policy tells you not too" - why is it always IT's job to deal with the dirt.  If it's not e-mail it's web access logs!! I tell you...!
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