Creating Journal Rule to forward emails

I have 2 distribution groups that I am member of.
I created a journal rule, so that any email sent to distribution group 1 will be forwarded to distribution group 2

Now when I send email to distribution group 1, I get the email since i am member of the group1, and the body of the email shows normal.


Now when I send email to distribution group 2, I also get the email since i am member of the group2, However the body of the email does not show up, instead an envelop shows up, looks like an attachment , and when I open it it shows the body of the message i sent.

I wonder if this is normal? or it can be changed ?

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you
jskfanAsked:
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MikeIT ManagerCommented:
If group 1 is a local distribution group, create a Mail Contact in exchange for group 2 (being as it's an external mail address) and add that mail contact as a member of group 1.
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MikeIT ManagerCommented:
Use a transport rule instead of a Journal rule.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I tried Transport rules, but did not see the right elements to select when going through the Rule wizard.

Can you show me how to do it to achieve what I want in my scenario described above?
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MikeIT ManagerCommented:
It appears exchange does not let you use transport rules for dist groups, I was unaware of that.

However, what you are experiencing is normal operation of a Journal rule.

I am curious why you want to forward email from one group to another, seems a bit redundant.  If you could shed some light on that perhaps we can figure out a better solution for you.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
we have a distribution group that receives emails generated by an application that we do not have control of...means we cannot do any change on the application.

Another group with different members has been created, and needs to look at the same emails  the other group received ....

So this is why we need to forward emails from one group to another
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MikeIT ManagerCommented:
Is there a reason you can't just add the members of group 2 to group 1?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Group2 members get other emails that Group1 should not see, but not the other way around
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
So Journal Rul worked fine...
The only curiosity was about the body of the message when it gets forwarded to group2
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MikeIT ManagerCommented:
So have them members of both groups.  If group 2 can see everything group 1 can, then by adding all of group 2 members to group 1 you solve your problems in a very simple way.

As far as the body goes, thats how journal rules work, they are not meant to be used for archive/ediscovery.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
I found out Group2 is not distribution group...it is an external email address ...

it is like if distribution group 1 receives email it should get forwarded to an external address..
Would this make it easier ? I hope so, but how ?

Thanks
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Good idea...thanks
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