Solved

Cannot setup alias/distribution group for Abuse@domain.com in SBS2008

Posted on 2010-11-09
9
782 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I need to setup two users to receive email sent to abuse@(domain).com.  It will not let me set up Abuse, it says the alias is in use.  All of the info I have been able to find online just says Abuse and Postmaster are reserved by the server.

Is there any way around this?  I have been unsuccessful searching for a work around so far.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:rwohleber
  • 6
  • 3
9 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:EndureKona
ID: 34095335
Well you can setup a transport rule...

Org Config --> Hub Tranport -->  Conditions, set to when the from address contains specific words...set to abuse@domain.com -->  Actions, select Copy the message to addresses -- select the two users here
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:EndureKona
ID: 34095340
Above is just an example...you can change up the condition
0
 

Author Comment

by:rwohleber
ID: 34103964
This will not work since I have to choose an existing user as a recipient, cannot set it as any address, unless I am overlooking something
0
Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

 

Author Comment

by:rwohleber
ID: 34103965
This will not work since I have to choose an existing user as a recipient, cannot set it as any address, unless I am overlooking something
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:EndureKona
ID: 34104021
Have you attempted this?   I believe any email that is addressed as Abuse@ that hits the hub server a copy will be send to the users you specified in the actions.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rwohleber
ID: 34105197
I tried.  Maybe I was doing it wrong but only way it would let me create a rule is to choose an existing user for it to be directed to.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rwohleber
ID: 34113517
I finally found where Abuse was assigned, removed it.

Created a new Dist. Group but its only accepting internal emails.  I have it set to access email from external addresses though.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
rwohleber earned 0 total points
ID: 34138202
It was being redirected by my mail server, nothing to do with the SBS.  So, issue resolved.

Anyone else reading this in the future, Abuse is assigned to a group called Postmaster and Abuse.  Unassigned the Abuse alias there, then created the distribution group with abuse as the alias.

Hope this helps others
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rwohleber
ID: 34179031
Found the answer myself
0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
EXCHANGE, ACTIVE DIRECTORY 1 30
problem with default throttling policy 2 21
exchange, email gateway 2 27
E-mail delayed during DNS server reboot 8 36
Following basic email etiquette rules will help you write a professional email and achieve a good, lasting impression with your contacts.
Find out what you should include to make the best professional email signature for your organization.
In this video we show how to create a User Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Mailb…
In this video we show how to create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Sha…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question