Badmail Delivery

Posted on 2012-09-18
Last Modified: 2012-09-20

Is there any way in SBS 2011 to configure the Exchange to deliver the badmail to a public mailbox instead of discarding it?

I would like to have access to the messages declared "badmail" for double checking from time to time.
Question by:ClaudioPaixao
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    Accepted Solution

    Badmail cannot be redirected to any particular mailbox or DL etc.

    Understand the concept

    Badmail   A message classified as badmail has serious problems that prevent the Pickup directory from submitting the message for delivery. The other condition that causes badmail is when the message is formatted correctly, but the recipients aren't valid, and an NDR message can't be sent to the sender because the sender isn't valid.
    Message files determined to be badmail are left in the Pickup directory and are renamed from <filename>.eml to <filename>.bad. If the <filename>.bad file already exists, the file is renamed to <filename><datetime>.bad. If badmail exists in the Pickup directory, an event log error is generated, but the same badmail messages don't generate repeated event log errors.


    Author Comment

    Dear Exchange_Geek,

    Thank you for the comments. I understood that BADMAIL are really undeliverable messages.

    Please clarify one point: Aren´t messages classified as SPAM dicarded as BADMAIL? What is the difference in Exchange 2010 between BADMAIL and SPAM?



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