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Microsoft KB Archive/250521

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XADM: How to Prevent Everyone in an Organization from Sending SMTP Mail to a Specific Target Address

Article ID: 250521

Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q250521

SUMMARY

This article describes how to configure Exchange Server so that all of the users in an organization cannot send SMTP e-mail messages to a specific address.

MORE INFORMATION

To configure Exchange Server so that all of the users in an organization cannot send SMTP e-mail messages to a specific address, create a custom recipient and set delivery restrictions for that recipient:

  1. Create an SMTP custom recipient that uses the e-mail address that you want to prevent users from sending SMTP e-mail messages to.
  2. In the custom recipient properties, click the Delivery Restrictions tab, and then perform either one of the following steps:
    • Under Reject messages from, click List, and then either add everyone in the local Recipients container or add a global distribution list (DL) to the Reject messages from list.
    • Under Accept messages from, click List, and then add a single user to the Accept messages from list.
  3. Ensure that the display name for the user is the same as the SMTP address (for example, someone@microsoft.com).
  4. Click the Advanced tab, and then under Custom recipients options, click to select the Hide from address book check box.

After you perform these steps, if a user in that organization sends mail to the SMTP address, the user receives a non-delivery report (NDR) similar to the following:

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

Subject: test
Sent: 1/10/2000 2:46 PM

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

Someone@microsoft.com on 1/10/2000 2:46 PM
A restriction in the system prevented delivery of the message.
The MTS-ID of the original message is: c=US;a= ;p=Organization;l=Servername-000110194626Z-183
MSEXCH:MSExchangeMTA:Sitename:Servername


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