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We are running a Microsoft SBS 2008 server with Exchange 2007. We would like to create a rule on our exchange to catch any email directed to a specific range of addresses. In particular any email from 0000@mydomain.com to 9999@mydomain.com should be accepted and forwared to a specific mailbox.

Basically we want to accept any incoming email to a specific set of "numeric email" without having to insert aliases.

Is this possible? If yes, in what way?

Thanks!
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by:David Atkin
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Can you give us some more information on this?

What is it for?  Will there be a specific subject line used?  - If so, you can forward based on the subject.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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I guess what your saying is that email for any user should have a copy to another Mailbox .... Best Solution would be to enable Journaling on the Database and that will caprtue all emails for a DB to another mailbox without any ammendments

Overview of journaling in Exchange 2007
http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2007/06/22/3403231.aspx

Setting Up Journaling in Exchange 2007
http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=90

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by:ssardella
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No, what we are trying to achieve is differente from what Rancy said.

Basically we want to use different email for each of our customers (each customer has its own "id"). But instead of manually creating an alias for each customer we want to tell Exchange that any email sent to a specific set of addresses (in particular addresses with numbers going from 0000 to 9999 should all be accepted and redirected to a specific mailbox.

The subject will always be different.

We basically want to create a catch-all mailbox, but instead of capturing anything, we just want to catch emails sent to specific addresses.

Is it clear?
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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You just want the info of emails sent or you want a copy of it sent to a certain Email

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by:ssardella
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I want the whole email to be redirected to a specific mailbox.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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You would need to work with Transport rule as thats your only other Option

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by:ssardella
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ok, any suggestions on how to do that? I'm not an expert on exchange
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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I guess something like this .... not with my labs so cant get to much customization

http://technicians-blog.kingcomputer.com.au/exchange-2007-2010-archive-emails-in-and-out-hub-transport-rule/

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by:ssardella
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I thought so too, but I cannot create a transport rule to accept any email for a specific range.....
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Then second best option is to have all these users on a single Database and enable journal

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by:ssardella
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ok, but you are still missing the point...

how can I tell exchange to accept all emails based on a specific rule on the "to" field.

I don't want to add 10,000 single rules/aliases.
I just want to tell Exchange to accept all email direct to emails in the following range 000000@mydomain.com to 999999@mydomain.com
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Simon Butler (Sembee) earned 2000 total points
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Short answer is that you cannot.
Exchange doesn't have that functionality - it is specific email addresses only. There are various catch all solutions floating around, but I am not aware of any of them allowing you to catch just certain recipients.

The only other thing that I can suggest is a custom transport sink, written by a developer. I don't think you are going to be able to get anything "out of the box" for this, it is going to require custom coding.

Simon.
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