forward all incoming messages from domain to another .


i have Exchange 2010 SP3 i want to configure a message forwarder from domain what ever the username@xyz to the same username@abc

is it doable thanks in advance.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Yes you can do this. What you need to to accomplish this is below...
- create a mail contact for the email address where the email will be forwarded to
- open the Exchange Management Console
- find the mailbox, properties
- click the mail flow settings, delivery options
- check forward to checkbox
- select the mail contact you created in the first step
- you can then select forward the email or keep a copy in the mailbox and forward

You need to create the mail contact so that you can reference an external email address using the GAL

BahloulAuthor Commented:
Thanks will for your fast response , but i want to apply this to all users  i missed to define all users.

Please advice.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
So any mail that comes in externally or internally for ANY forward to

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
You can create a transport rule to accomplish this. However this will only work if you want to forward all messages to a single mailbox.

If you want forward and forward to then you need to do this for every single user in your domain. There is no transport rule to accomplish this for every user in your environment. You need to specifically specific the email address.

Funny that you mention this question because i am working on a acquisition and doing the same thing. I have completely scripted the entire processes creating mail-contact, setting the forwarding and hiding the mail contact from the GAL.

This is the only way to achieve this.


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BahloulAuthor Commented:
thanks Will,

i' almost found way in 5 steps to do this target still need bulk import pst in Exchange 2013 , could you provide this ?

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
bulk import pst in Exchange 2013 , could you provide this ?

This should be a question on its own as there is additional work involved and also does not relate the this question specifically. However I would be glad to answer this in another question.

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