Sunday, June 24, 2007

How to forward mails using “TargetAddress” attribute with Creating Simple Contact In Exchange

You can forward any mail you wish without having a mailbox, all you need is to create a contact. You will save your CALs if you do it this way. You can also accept mail and forward them automatically to the vendor. Let's say your mail server is authoritative for .Now you want to forward all e-mails sent to to the outside E-mail address You do not want to create an account, due to security concerns, or you want to save your CALS.

Simply create a contact called and add second SMTP address to the same contact . When mail send to the SMTP address your Exchange server will accept the mail, since the SMTP address is valid, owned by an contact object, than your server will see the TargetAddress attribute has an outside SMTP address (in this example and forward the mail out to the internet for delivers to this SMTP address.

If you never knew the attribute called "TargetAddress" you
would think this can only be achieved by enabling forward option on the mail box by pointing to a contact

It is simple and clean




Anonymous said...

For what versions of Exchange does this work for? 2003, 2007, 2010 or all three?


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