Forward mail from one exchange server to another on LAN
Posted on 2012-03-29
I have a win 2003 small business network where I just installed a new 2011 server (small business). Both servers are still on the same lan because I set the new one up from scratch with a different domain but the original server has no roles. I was going to just get rid of it.
However it turns out that our Avaya phone system is not compatiable with the new exchange server. So users who had their voice mail messages go to their exchange inbox do not have that service on the new domain. But voice mail messages are still going to the old exchange inboxes.
Before we upgrade our whole phone system I was thinking to just forward the messages with the voice mail to the users new inbox. I wasn't sure how to go from one exchange server to another directly so I thought I would do it using a intermediary forwarder on a pop server. I set up that forwarder and when I forwarded a message with a voice mail from the old exchange server it arrived at the new inbox properly. However when I created a rule on the old exchange server, that mail did not arrive. Although it does show in the sent items on the old exchange server. It never showed up in the new inbox. It also never showed up in the intermediary inbox. And when I switched the rule to forward to my gmail account, it didn't arrive there either. Although it was in the sent items folder on the users mailbox of the old exchange server.
So I am wondering why this way of doing it isn't working and my real question is if I can somehow forward the mail from one exchange server to another on the same lan if both servers have the same mail domain and users on them.
Thanks for any insight into this interesting situation.