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i need to create a autoreply for all emails by rules i do not have the users password and resetting the password is not an option i also dont want to set a mailboxAutoReply since that only sends one outreply, also no transport rules

Just regular user rules to do the reply via exchange shell
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by:Joshua Grantom
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Exchange 2013
Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration -Identity user@company.com -AutoReplyState Enabled -ExternalMessage "external autoreply" -InternalMessage "internal autoreply"

Exchange 2010
Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration user@company.com -AutoReplyState enabled -ExternalAudience all -InternalMessage "internal autoreply" -ExternalMessage "external autoreply"
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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Hey Joshua,

i cant do set-mailboxautoreply because it only replys once its by design.

im trying to set using "Set-InboxRule"

any thoughts?
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by:Joshua Grantom
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Hey Jorge,

Unfortunately it is not possible with New-InboxRule or Set-InboxRule

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Powershell/Q_28125972.html
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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any way around the one reply only per user?
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by:Joshua Grantom
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What you can do is give yourself Full Access to everyones mailbox and use OWA to login to their Outlook and setup rules.

Opening other Mailboxes
http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/bb899681.aspx

Setting Inbox rules in OWA
https://support.office.com/en-US/Article/Use-rules-in-Outlook-Web-App-to-automatically-forward-messages-to-another-account-1433e3a0-7fb0-4999-b536-50e05cb67fed
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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wouldnt that require the client to always be on or we owa do the rule all the time?
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by:Joshua Grantom
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I believe it will run the rule all the time but I could be wrong
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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you cant do auto reply on owa rules
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Joshua Grantom earned 500 total points
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I'm sorry, I did not know that. I don't think there are any other options. Sending an auto-reply to every email is essentially a  bad practice. That may be why they do not allow it at a server level. If it were to reply to every email, it will reply to spam and that is not good. It could increase the amount of mail traffic and inevitably get your mail server blacklisted.

I would just forward the email to the new recipient and let them respond to people that should get the new email address. You definitely do not want to give every new email address in your organization to a spammer.
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