I just tested a new email user and got an OUT OF OFFICE reply from a totally different comany and different email address!

Ok this is the weirdest thing I have seen ever! I just created a new user and tested her account for internal and external emails. The messages eventually do go through, after a significate delay, but I get back and OOF reply from a completely different email address and domain! The only thing the new users has in common with the OOF replay is her name. I set up a user we will call "Tori Smith" with format TSMITH@domain.com and got back an out of office reply from another Tori Smith with email formate TORI@otherdomain.com

The data below is the email header on the OOF reply I get. I changed the names to protect the innocent, however how could this even be possible? How could I fix this if the rely is coming from another companies server? How could a server be directing mail by the users name alone? I thought that was cosmetic? BTW we use Exchange 2007

Received: from MAILMIACA.domain.com ( by MAILFTLCA.domain.com
 ( with Microsoft SMTP Server (TLS) id; Wed, 27 Nov
 2013 13:42:18 -0500
Received: from in2c.electric.net ( by MAILMIACA.domain.com
 ( with Microsoft SMTP Server (TLS) id 8.3.327.1; Wed, 27 Nov
 2013 13:42:17 -0500
Received: from 1Vlk41-0007oc-4D by in2c.electric.net with hostroute:358791342
 (Exim 4.80.1)      (envelope-from <tori@otherdomain.org>)      id 1Vlk41-00006V-5L      for
 jblack@domain.com; Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:42:17 -0800
Received: by emcmailer; Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:42:17 -0800
Received: from fhripo.mx.otherdomain.org ([])      by in2c.electric.net
 with esmtp (Exim 4.80.1)      (envelope-from <tori@otherdomain.org>)      id
 1Vlk41-0007oc-4D      for jblack@mma-fl.com; Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:42:17 -0800
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft Exchange V6.5
Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Subject: Out of Office AutoReply: Test
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:42:02 -0500
Message-ID: <960EE23177990F41808AA6278C9461EB070DF0@FHRIPO.mx.floridaheart.org>
Thread-Topic: Test
Thread-Index: Ac7rn/ZInz2Jk1xZRSqUvbVDzBl8qwAAGbTz
From: Tori Gabriel <tori@otherdomain.org>
To: "Jack Black" <jblack@domain.com>
Received-SPF: pass (in2c.electric.net: domain of otherdomain.org designates as permitted sender) client-ip=; envelope-from=tori@otherdomain.org; helo=FHRIPO.mx.otherdomain.org;
X-Env-From: tori@otherdomain.org
X-PolicySMART: 2698870
X-Virus-Status: Scanned by VirusSMART (c)
X-Virus-Status: Scanned by VirusSMART (s)
Return-Path: tori@otherdomain.org
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SeanConnect With a Mentor System EngineerCommented:
I would check public DNS. where is the MX record pointed for the domain your sending to that is on your exchange server?
Thor2923Author Commented:
Thanks for the reply....but it was my mistake. The user had a previous job and ended up in my contacts, probably when I was practicing transferring contacts from one user to another. Anyway, I emailed her at her old job which has OOF answering back. As soon as I emailed her properly the email went through
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