Exchange 2003 auto response to external contacts.


I just want to know if there is a way to create an auto response email.
the auto response email will be sent to external ( non-AD users) contacts when they send email to a specific mail group.

If the idea is not clear, I want implement an email solution as same as answer machine.  to tell the external senders a specific massage.

thanks in advance.
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Satya PathakLead Technical ConsultantCommented:
1. Open Exchange System Manager
2. Select Internet Message Formats under Global Settings
3. Double click on DEFAULT in the Right pane of the MMC
4. Select the Advanced tab
5. Select "Allow Automatic Replies"

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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
Thank you for a quick response.

It is an 2010 exchange server, where can i find the global setting ( i think you are talking about exchange 2003).

thank you.
Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
also i want to configure it for a distribution group like ( not for a user mailbox. it that doable,please ?
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
Any help, please !
Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
the answer does not needed any more, thanks all!
Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Author Commented:
thank you
The Exchange 2010 tag is not applicable since only a solution for an exchange 2003 server is offered.
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