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Disabling flow to Exchange email account without deleting data or user

Hi Everyone,

I am not sure if this is possible but is there a way to stop new email from being recieved from a single email account on Exchange 2007 but still retain the AD user and Exchange Data.

I would like this to appear to the outside world as if the account no longer exists however if I disable or delete the user or email account in exchange or AD I only have 30 days to migrate the data off the exchange server into a PST or something to preserve the data.

Management would like to review all the users email data but this will not occur for at least 3 months.

I am trying to save myself the headache of logging in as the user configuring outlook then moving his 300+ files and sub-folders in outlook full of data to a PST file manually.

Please let me know if anyone has a quick fix option for this.

thanks,

TheSonicGod
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Exporting to a PST file takes no more than a few minutes and can be done on the exchange server or suitably configured PC.
See here

http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2007/04/13/3401913.aspx
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
I would like this to appear to the outside world as if the account no longer exists however if I disable or delete the user or email account in exchange or AD I only have 30 days to migrate the data off the exchange server into a PST or something to preserve the data.

Two points

=Yes, you can achieve the auto response to take place from server OR client side.
=> W.r.t 30 days - this is default, you can change to even 180 days.

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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R--RCommented:
The best way is to create a PST.
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Jon BrelieSystem ArchitectCommented:
Change the default email address to something non-functional (fake domain) and delete all other aliases.  Mailbox will continue to exist on exchange where numerous users can access it (unlike a PST), but inbound mail for the old addresses will bounce.
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ksharma4Commented:
Options -

On mailbox properties - Mailflow settings - Message Delivery Restrictions - Check only receive from myself.

OR Transport rule for anything coming for this user - sliently drop it OR forward somewhere...
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mo_patelCommented:
or why dont you set up a auto forward rule server side so all new mail goes to another account............
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TheSonicGodAuthor Commented:
Thanks Everyone for your replies - Enphyniti was the easiest so I following this and it worked great.

thanks,

TheSonicGod
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