[MS Exchange 2010] Auto-reply all external incoming messages
Posted on 2011-04-22
We are going through a branding process the next month. Goal is to change the domain name for our company email addresses asap. Marketing requested us to setup an auto-reply with our new email addresses for all incoming messages pointed to our old email addresses for a period of two months. During this period all messages still need to be delivered.
After this period of two months we need to send an auto-reply that the email address is no longer valid and messages need to bounce. This way we want to force external contacts to start using our new name and email addresses.
Ideally would be to mention the new email address in the auto-reply (using %email@example.com perhaps?)
Can above steps be performed withing Exchange 2010 or do I need a third party tool?
If I need an external tool, what tool would be best to use? Also if we need to purchase software it would be ideally if it could also manage signatures from the Exchange server so all employees don't have to update their signatures individually every time it changes.