RE: Can I collect incoming misspelt email addresses addressed to my Domain Name

  • From: "david" <apba08@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 19:54:33 +0100


I work at two schools. The first has win NT4 SP6a and Exchange Server
5.5 configured so that all poorly addressed e-mail arrives at the
"Postmaster" account. I have then set up Outlook to give me the
postmaster inbox. This still requires the domain name to be correct but
will catch common mis-spellings or omissions of full stops etc. I can't
from memory recall how to set this up but I did it using the standard
help facilities.

The second school has Server 2000 and Exchange Server 2000 and the
consultants who set it up said that the same facility does exist but it
isn't reliable. However they did set up the postmaster account but I
have, so far, failed to find it or access it. Try searching for
"Postmaster" in exchange help or Outlook help.


David S

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Witham [mailto:kwitham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 09 May 2003 05:34
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Can I collect incoming misspelt email addresses
addressed to my Domain Name

Hi everyone. I'm a newbie to Exchange 2000 and have been given this
problem to see if there is an answer.

If outsiders are sending emails to your domain name but misspelling the
recipients name for example, is there anyway to collect them into a
singular email account to review and find out where they have been sent

They send to Kieth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx instead of Keith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Is there anyway I can grab this misspelt email address and have it
transfered into a generic mailbox seeing it's still being directed to
correct domain name? Can it be done through the recipient policy?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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