How to set autoreply for specific address on Exchange 2010

Dear experts,
Recently we upgraded our POP3 mail system to Exchange 2010.Every account on POP3 had a name of mailbox like and an alias like
On Exchange 2010 I set mailbox account for John and added to E-mail Addresses of John's mailbox two addresses: and every mail sent to both addresses arrive to the same mailbox.
My question is : how can I set auto reply so that everyone who send mail to will get the message from Exchange that this address will be deleted after X months ?Of course during this X months all incoming mails to should be delivered to the John mailbox. Mails sent to should be delivered without notification to sender.
Who is Participating?
Dustin99352Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You can create a rule using either Outlook, OWA, or Exchange Hub Transport Rules.  In Outlook you would Simply right click Rules on the ribbon bar and then say if a message was to, and then click next to select your action and put reply using a specific template.  You will need to create a template before doing this, but then you simply select it and everyone who emails will recieve the response, but not those who email

Muzafar MominCommented:
login using webmail and set out of office or use transport rule to set auto reply
levkiperAuthor Commented:
Thanks.Can you explain how I configure Hub transport Rules.
I think it more preferable way since I need to set this rule for large number of accounts.
Praveen BalanConnect With a Mentor Solution ArchitectCommented:
please follow this link for the transport rule,

Alternatively, rather easily you can create an additional mailbox with the email address and enable an auto-forward (mailbox mail flow settings) to the mailbox Set Auto Reply rule in mailbox.

Follow this for auto-reply
levkiperAuthor Commented:
Actually I didn't find auto reply option in Hub Transport rules.
It's a good idea to create additional mailbox for John.Smith with corresponding rule and deliver all incoming mails to John mailbox.
But I think ,the best solution is to create Outlook rule for John.Smith.Thanks Dustin99362.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.