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User not sending Out of Office replies

Running Exchange 2007 SP2.

A user (Outlook 2007) configures their Out of Office and sets it. Problem is, when people send him emails, they don't get the Out of Office message, whether they are internal or external.

Same problem happens in OWA and whether he's in Online/Cached, so not an Outlook issue.

Any ideas on where to start troubleshooting?
1 Solution
there are a few options to check:

1: in exchange management consoleunder org. conf. -> hub transport-> remote domains, right click your domain (probably *), there is an OOOF option where you set the ooof behavior.

2: test connectivity: https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/ , choose the ms web config test.(auto replies)

3 check outlook autoconfiguration ctrl+right click on the tray icon for outlook and choose test autoconfig.

4 check wether you are delivering mail directly over mx, or smarthost...
i had a problem where external recipients didn't receive autoreplies when delivering over smarthost, but this was only external so i don't know if this'll help.
Have a look at the following article and post errors/questions. Replace CAS ServerName with your ServerName

Shabarinath RamadasanInfrastructure ArchitectCommented:
If this issue is just for one user, try moving everything to PST and delete the existing mailbox. Recreate a fresh mailbox on another database.

Good luck

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