Distribution group moderation - not working

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-05-15
Got a question -
We have a distribution group that sends to several dozen users.  This feature has been abused by many employees, so we want to 'moderate' it.  I read up on the moderation piece, where one could require all messages to the group go through a moderator for approval or rejection.

I set it up, and added a user as the one to make the approval, but when I send an email to the group, nothing happens - it leaves the sender's outbox, but the moderator never gets an approval or rejection email.

Any ideas?
Question by:Mystical_Ice
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    Expert Comment

    Add yourself to the group and see who is abusing it.
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    Expert Comment

    by:nashim khan
    Please see the below article. It will help you if not please revert back. Check your distribution list with the given article and try to find the way for your query.

    Thank's & Regard's
    Nashim Khan
    Zenith Infotech.

    Author Comment

    BillBondo - that is not what i'm asking.  We are trying to prevent it from happening in the future, not find out who it is........

    nashimkhan123 - setting up a moderated distribution group isn't hard - i've got the group set up, it's just not sending messages for approval.  Once an email is sent to the group, it just disappears.
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    Expert Comment

    Do you have any Exchange 2007 or earler HT's?
    Moderated groups only work with Exchange 2010 HTs.

    Also, are you using Outlook 2010 for the moderators? There are references about using Outlook 2010 or OWA in order to see the approve/deny buttons. I cannot find any articles which exlicitly state that Outlook 2007 doesn't work.

    Have the moderator login to OWA. Do you see the queued messages there?

    Accepted Solution

    Exchange 2010 only.

    Yes we have other verisons of Outlook throughout the company, but this test was done with Outlook 2010 only.  

    The queued messages all came through, by the way - about 4 hours later.
    Haven't tried it since then.

    Author Closing Comment

    No other solution worked.

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