I am running Exchange Server 2007. I have a mailbox for an employee who passed away. I would like to eliminate the mailbox and have an auto-reply delivered to any sender trying to contact that email address. I would normally just put an open-ended out-of-office message on the mailbox, but I need to eliminate the user to reclaim the license in my anti-SPAM suite (GFI Mail Essentials).
I was told that I can accomplish this task through setting up a new distribution group, but I don't know the specifics for configuring the settings.