disabled user still sending auto-reply

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tree leafs

It is noticed a disabled (but not yet deleted)user is still sending

auto-reply once a mail addressed to this user. Is it an expected behavior,

or something not right?

(I am expecting mail sending to disabled user will get a non-delivery

report.)

server: E2K3
 
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Rich Matheisen [MVP]

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:39:07 +1100, "tree leafs"

<treeleafs@hotmail.com> wrote:


> It is noticed a disabled (but not yet deleted)user is still sending
> auto-reply once a mail addressed to this user. Is it an expected behavior,
> or something not right?


It's expected as long as there's a rule that's doing this in the

mailbox.


> (I am expecting mail sending to disabled user will get a non-delivery
> report.)
> server: E2K3


If you expect a NDR then remove the mailbox.

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Rich Matheisen

 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:16:52 -0500, "Rich Matheisen [MVP]"

<richnews@rmcons.com.NOSPAM.COM> wrote:


> On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:39:07 +1100, "tree leafs"
> <treeleafs@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >It is noticed a disabled (but not yet deleted)user is still sending
> >auto-reply once a mail addressed to this user. Is it an expected behavior,
> >or something not right?


> It's expected as long as there's a rule that's doing this in the
> mailbox.
>
> >(I am expecting mail sending to disabled user will get a non-delivery
> >report.)
> >server: E2K3


> If you expect a NDR then remove the mailbox.


> ...or change the SMTP address on it to something nonsensical such as

ASFGHERWSAZXDFCCGFCFGDGGD@blah.com so it won't get any new mail and

you can still access the old stuff easily. Cheap 'n cheerful.
> -> Rich Matheisen
>
 
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Rich Matheisen [MVP]

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:36:25 -0800, "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"

<lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com> wrote:


> On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:16:52 -0500, "Rich Matheisen [MVP]"
> <richnews@rmcons.com.NOSPAM.COM> wrote:
>
> >On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:39:07 +1100, "tree leafs"
> ><treeleafs@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>It is noticed a disabled (but not yet deleted)user is still sending
> >>auto-reply once a mail addressed to this user. Is it an expected behavior,
> >>or something not right?

>

>>It's expected as long as there's a rule that's doing this in the
> >mailbox.
> >
> >>(I am expecting mail sending to disabled user will get a non-delivery
> >>report.)
> >>server: E2K3

>

>>If you expect a NDR then remove the mailbox.


> ...or change the SMTP address on it to something nonsensical such as
> ASFGHERWSAZXDFCCGFCFGDGGD@blah.com so it won't get any new mail and
> you can still access the old stuff easily. Cheap 'n cheerful.


That won't help if the email's sent from someone inside the Exchange

organization using a RPC connection, though.

-
Rich Matheisen

 
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Karl Mitschke

Hello Rich Matheisen [MVP],


> On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:36:25 -0800, "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
> <lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:16:52 -0500, "Rich Matheisen [MVP]"
> > <richnews@rmcons.com.NOSPAM.COM> wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:39:07 +1100, "tree leafs"
> >> <treeleafs@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>> It is noticed a disabled (but not yet deleted)user is still sending
> >>> auto-reply once a mail addressed to this user. Is it an expected
> >>> behavior, or something not right?
> >>
>>> It's expected as long as there's a rule that's doing this in the
> >> mailbox.
> >
>>>> (I am expecting mail sending to disabled user will get a
> >>> non-delivery
> >>> report.)
> >>> server: E2K3
> >> If you expect a NDR then remove the mailbox.
> >>

> > ...or change the SMTP address on it to something nonsensical such as
> > ASFGHERWSAZXDFCCGFCFGDGGD@blah.com so it won't get any new mail and
> > you can still access the old stuff easily. Cheap 'n cheerful.
> >

> That won't help if the email's sent from someone inside the Exchange
> organization using a RPC connection, though.
> -> Rich Matheisen
>


It could also be set to only allow mail from a specific account, such as

a Help Desk mailbox.

Karl

http://unlockpowershell.wordpress.com/
 
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tree leafs

Thanks for all the responses that give me more understanding of the behavior

of a disabled mailbox.

Indeed, it might not be a bad thing to have autoresponse to notify sender

the user has left the organization until the user account being removed from

AD.

"tree leafs" <treeleafs@hotmail.com> wrote in message

news:eXJpEwufKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> It is noticed a disabled (but not yet deleted)user is still sending
> auto-reply once a mail addressed to this user. Is it an expected behavior,
> or something not right?
> (I am expecting mail sending to disabled user will get a non-delivery
> report.)
> server: E2K3
>
 
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