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Outlook 2007 Forwarding

Hi All,

I have a problem please see attached example graphic. We receive generated mails sent to our company that we wont to forward on automatically to various different clients by using a rule in outlook 2007

Thats the easy bit.

but we wont to forward them on without showing the original sender text added in body

all suggestion welcome


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You can achieve this but using transport rules in exchange itself (exchange 2007 don't think 2003 does).

In exchange management console go to Organization Configuration, Hub Transport, then Transport Rules tab, in there you can create a rule much like in outlook.
PC_MechanicAuthor Commented:
Hi Saku,

I think were on the right track

Final part to the problem how do we send the mail on to show that it is came from our domain and remove original sender address

i created a rule to forward and it doesnt affect mail body - but this still shows the orignal sender

Thanks for you help
David LeeCommented:
Hi, PC_Mechanic.

Outlook has no built in means of doing this.  It is possible with a rule and a bit of scripting, but for that to work you'd have to leave Outlook running 24x7.  Scripts do not run at the server, only the client.  If you want to pursue this kind of solution, then I can post the script and instructions.


Given that I don't know anything about Exchange server 2007 and Transport Rules, are they capable of stripping the original sender's address and forwarding as if the message came from an internal mailbox?  That's essentially what this question calls for.
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Hi Noel,
You can try to redirect instead of forwarding (see attached image - 1.jpg). Please make sure that the exchange is configured to allow auto redirection / forward to the outside (see attached image 2.jpg - 2003).
This does come with some obvious risks though.

Hi Noel,

Redirect will retain the original from address.


To remove the original sender a bit more tricky, haven't tried doing that, but you can try using the address rewrite feature of exchange (it's installed in 2007 but needs to be enabled). Have a look at this article (scroll down to get to the 2007 section):

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