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bounce emails

Please help!

Emails are bouncing if i don't have them on the recipients list directly from the global address book.

any reason why this is happening and how do i go about fixing this???

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J Molina

8/22/2022 - Mon

I'm going to assume this is an Exchange environment?

In Exchange 2003, you may have recipient filtering turned on. This will bounce incoming emails if the address does not match a user's email address in the GAL.

In Exchange 2010, recipient filtering is handled by the Edge Transport server.



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J Molina

Yes, sorry! this is an Exchange 2003 environment, but here is more information i got when they send a message this is what they received:

Microsoft Mail Internet Headers Version 2.0
Received: from LAW-OWA-01.petersons.net ([]) by LAW-EXCHPRD-01.petersons.net with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
                 Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:56:10 -0500
Received: from mail66-va3-R.bigfish.com ([]) by LAW-OWA-01.petersons.net with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.4675);
                 Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:56:08 -0500
Received: from mail66-va3 (localhost.localdomain [])
                by mail66-va3-R.bigfish.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id BAE8910880DB;
                Tue,  9 Nov 2010 16:54:36 +0000 (UTC)
X-SpamScore: -7
X-BigFish: vps-7(zz936eK4015Lzz1202hzz8275bhz2dh34h61h)
X-Spam-TCS-SCL: 0:0
X-Forefront-Antispam-Report: KIP:(null);UIP:(null);IPVD:NLI;H:mail-ew0-f51.google.com;RD:mail-ew0-f51.google.com;EFVD:NLI
Received: from mail66-va3 (localhost.localdomain []) by mail66-va3 (MessageSwitch) id 1289321676210796_23481; Tue,  9 Nov 2010 16:54:36 +0000 (UTC)
Received: from VA3EHSMHS029.bigfish.com (unknown [])
                by mail66-va3.bigfish.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 2D40D1BD004F;
                Tue,  9 Nov 2010 16:54:36 +0000 (UTC)
Received: from mail-ew0-f51.google.com ( by
 VA3EHSMHS029.bigfish.com ( with Microsoft SMTP Server id; Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:56:05 +0000
Received: by ewy26 with SMTP id 26so978409ewy.24        for <multiple
 recipients>; Tue, 09 Nov 2010 08:56:04 -0800 (PST)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by with SMTP id s20mr5360332ebc.16.1289321735823; Tue,
 09 Nov 2010 08:55:35 -0800 (PST)
Received: by with HTTP; Tue, 9 Nov 2010 08:55:35 -0800 (PST)
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:55:35 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTikaHYCESUYyVTzW12foMtLsN5wviQC84J8Ua-WR@mail.gmail.com>
Subject: Status report - week ending November 5th/2010
From: Charles Barton <cbarton@sparkroom.com>
To: "Diezel, Eduardo" <Eduardo.Diezel@cunet.com>, "Donaldson, Jay"
                <Jay.Donaldson@cunet.com>, "Hester, Alan" <Alan.Hester@cunet.com>, Management
 Team <mt@sparkroom.com>, "McLaughlin, Matt" <Matt.McLaughlin@cunet.com>, R&D
                <randd@sparkroom.com>, Sparkroom Support <support@sparkroom.com>
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="000e0cd1e32a10a2330494a19cf2"
Return-Path: cbarton@sparkroom.com
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 09 Nov 2010 16:56:08.0100 (UTC) FILETIME=[0121C640:01CB802F]

Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="000e0cd1e32a10a22a0494a19cf0"

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"

Content-Type: text/html; charset="ISO-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Content-Type: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document;
                name="Sparkroom R&D Status Report - 11-05-2010 .docx"
Content-Disposition: attachment;
                filename="Sparkroom R&D Status Report - 11-05-2010 .docx"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
X-Attachment-Id: f_ggb0tqbx0


"They" who? the sender receives this, or the recipient?
J Molina

The sender...
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Do the recipients get anything? I don't see anything in those headers that looks like a bounce message. Do the exchange server logs report anything at that same time?

Also... There are 2 different email address domains that the email is being sent to. Are both having the issue?
J Molina

Yes, the recepients get some items too.

How do i check the exchange server logs for any issues?

Yes, both having this issue.

ok.. I think what is happening is that somewhere the formatting (don't know the exact term) of the email is being lost.

if you save that email posted above on your desktop as a .eml file, can you open it? I just did and was able to open it in outlook. It has 1 Word document attached called "Sparkroom R&D Status Report - 11.05-2010.docx." I cannot open the attachment since I don't really have the email.

What client are you using to send and receive these emails?
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Here's what it looks like on my system....
J Molina

I understand what you mean...sparkroom users are using some sort of web-email like google or something like that, and the receiver end is using outlook 2007.

I'm going to guess that when the user opens the email on, say Outlook, this is what they see? If that's the case, it looks like something (possibly the originating client or server) is adding an extra line-break in the headers. What *does* View -> Options show as the header?  The first blank line, by Internet standards, marks the end of the header fields. Everything after that is assumed to be the body of the email.
Other's have had this error... now we just need to figure out how to fix it.

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J Molina

Good job!