Moderated Public Folder to external contact

Posted on 2009-02-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I've created a moderated public folder in Exchange 2007 to be used to control what email is allowed through an all employee distribution list. I followed the instructions for how to do this at the following site.....

This is working exactly as  I want it with one exception. All internal users receive the emails properly but any mail enabled contacts do not receive it.

Basically there is a moderated public folder created with an email address of Per the setup from the site above approved emails get forwarded to whose members are all of the employees as well as some external addresses setup as main enabled contacts (

If an email is sent to and approved it gets received only by the internal users of none of the external email addresses receive it. To test things I sent an email directly to and it gets received by everyone on the list, both internal and external.

So something appears to be happening with how Exchange forwards the email from the moderated folder. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get this to work with the external email addresses?

Question by:ascendnet
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    You might like to check your "Allow automatic forwards settings"
     Organization Configations > Hub Transport > Remote Domains > Default Properties

    Check you have ticks in the allow automatic forwards

    see if that helps


    Author Comment

    Is there any downside to turning this option on?
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    by:Steven Wells
    No real downside. Normally it's a business choice. For example, if it's on, people can setup their outlook to autmatically forward replies etc. If it's off, then these things don't work.

    Author Comment

    Well thanks for your help, your solution worked great.

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