RE: strange SMTP addresses and domain names

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:46:10 -0800

The default recipient policy which governs the auto creation of addresses
uses the domain of AD for the policy. Therefore, since you are using an
e-mail server with an illegal FQDN, you will have to modify the default
policy or create a new one.

FYI, unless you are using a gateway for this server, having a non-traceable
HELO can and will cause problems.

John Tolmachoff
Engineer/Consultant/Owner
eServices For You


> -----Original Message-----
> From: A. M. Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 10:28 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] strange SMTP addresses and domain names
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On a new Exchange 2003 Server I noticed that a few existing mail-enabled
> users have SMTP addresses, but the email address format is unfamiliar to
> me.  It is something lime this:
> 
> user1@xxxxxxxxx
> 
> Instead of what I would expect:
> 
> user1@xxxxxxxx
> 
> The server AD domain happens to be mail01.abcd.abcd, and the AD domain is
> abcd.abcd.  Is there a connection between the AD domain name and SMTP
> address as some kind of "default" SMTP address?
> 
> To add real "external" SMTP addresses, do I simply delete these SMTP
> addresses and replace with the real ones?  Or must I keep these AD domain
> SMTP addresses and add the external ones as well?  If so, what would I
> lose by deleting the AD domain SMTP addresses?  Is there any information
> on this format for SMTP addresses in Exchange and what it means etc.?
> 
> TIA!
> Mike
> 
> 
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