RE: Outlook / Exch2003 question

  • From: "A. Michael Salim" <msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 15:21:49 -0400 (EDT)


Thanks for the answers!  The scenario I have is as follows.  A person went
on vacation and configure an OOO message in her Outlook.  When someone
from within the organization (i.e. in the same OU as her using the same
SMTP services) sent her emails, they got an OOO response as expected.
But when people from outside on the Internet sent her email presumably
using their own SMTP services, they did not receive any OOO response nor
any bounce or anything, just silence.  Their messages were delivered but
of course she did not see them till she got back from vacation.

So if the Exchange 2003 server creates server-side rules, how come the
rules kicked in for senders on the same Exchange server or in the same OU
organization but were ignored for outside senders?

What do I check on the server?  I did not see any place on the server
related to OOO rules.  The only OOO related configuration I can find is
located in Outlook itself.

Best regards
Mike Salim

> We normally use the acronoym OOO for this.
> If Outlook is creating client-only rules for OOO it's probably because your
> inbound mail delivery destination is a PST file.
> Outlook will automatically create server-side rules for OOO when the
> delivery destination the Exchange mailbox.
> Carl
> -----Original Message-----
> From: A. Michael Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 2:16 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Outlook / Exch2003 question
> Hi,
> Outlook has an "O-u-t o-f O-f-f-i-c-e" assistant so you can set for
> vacation etc.
> This naturally requires that your Outlook is up and connected all the
> while you are on vacation.
> Is there something similar that can be set for the user server-side in
> Exchange 2003, so the user can go away for 2 weeks vacation and not worry
> about their outlook in their office being up all that time, for example if
> someone powers their workstation down, or logs them out.
> Mike
> PS:  You are propably wondering whats with the funky spelling of certain
> words.  That's because Webelists kept rejecting my posting because it had
> these and started thinking this message is just an autoresponse from
> soemone's OOA.  Sorry!  And be sure to post your response the same way!
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