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Old 01-11-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
SJMP
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Notify external users with rule or out of office reply

using outlook 2003 exchange 2003 both sp2

We recently had a user leave the company. I want to notify all external
people that send this user email that they are no longer here and should
address correcspondance to another users.

I am using Out of Office Reply but would love another solution.

Any ideas? Is there a way to change the Subject in Out of Office Reply?

Thanks,
 
Old 01-11-2007, 06:07 PM   #2
VanguardLH
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Re: Notify external users with rule or out of office reply

"SJMP" wrote in message
news:105043AB-D9E9-4C36-A628-2BCB8928854B@microsoft.com...
> using outlook 2003 exchange 2003 both sp2
>
> We recently had a user leave the company. I want to notify all
> external
> people that send this user email that they are no longer here and
> should
> address correcspondance to another users.
>
> I am using Out of Office Reply but would love another solution.
>
> Any ideas? Is there a way to change the Subject in Out of Office
> Reply?



That would look very sloppy to your customers. You are telling them
that an employee left and that you cannot manage to redirect his
inbound e-mail to whomever is now responsible for his job. Except for
personal e-mails (which you don't care about), any company-related
e-mails that you receive should go to whomever now should handle them.
The new person responsible shouldn't even mention that the old
employee is gone unless the customer actually asks. They should
simply state that they are now responsible to handle those e-mails.

Telling your customers to resend their e-mails is an irritation to
them and makes you look amateurish. Typically the Exchange server is
configured to *not* send OoO replies to outside the company for this
reason, plus they don't need to advertise to spammers that they hit a
valid domain and e-mail address there.

 
Old 01-11-2007, 07:09 PM   #3
Brian Tillman
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Re: Notify external users with rule or out of office reply

SJMP <sjmp@newsgroup.nospam> wrote:

> We recently had a user leave the company. I want to notify all
> external people that send this user email that they are no longer
> here and should address correcspondance to another users.


Careful. Using any type of reply like that has security ramifications. You
would be gratuitiously handing out the addresses of other employees to
anyone using the original address, giving potential threats wider coverage.
Instead, you should be using Exchange's features to silently redirect the
incoming messages to other mailboxes so that the sender has no idea s/he
reached a non-existent (or existent) mailbox and let the people to whom
you've redirected the messages decide if it's legitimate and then answer,
"I'll be working with you instead," to the sender.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

 
Old 02-11-2007, 03:05 AM   #4
Emily Lin
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RE: Notify external users with rule or out of office reply

Hi SJMP,

There is no method to change the Out of Office subject line (Out of Office: <original message subject line>). If you don't like the OOF
subject line, please use the Rules instead.

For detail information about how to creat a rule which works similar as OOF, refer to the following KB article.

311107.KB.EN-US Outlook: How to Emulate the Out of Office Assistant
http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;EN-US;311107

If anything is unclear or if you have any other concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Emily Lin,
Microsoft Online Partner Support

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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>
>using outlook 2003 exchange 2003 both sp2
>
>We recently had a user leave the company. I want to notify all external
>people that send this user email that they are no longer here and should
>address correcspondance to another users.
>
>I am using Out of Office Reply but would love another solution.
>
>Any ideas? Is there a way to change the Subject in Out of Office Reply?
>
>Thanks,
>



 
Old 06-11-2007, 06:02 AM   #5
Emily Lin
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RE: Notify external users with rule or out of office reply

Hi SJMP,

How's everything going?

I'm wondering if the suggestion has helped or if you have any further questions. Please feel free to respond to the newsgroups if you
need any additional help.

Sincerely,

Emily Lin,
Microsoft Online Partner Support

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

================================================== ====
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader
so that others may learn and benefit from this issue.
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================================================== ====


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>
>Hi SJMP,
>
>There is no method to change the Out of Office subject line (Out of Office: <original message subject line>). If you don't like the OOF
>subject line, please use the Rules instead.
>
>For detail information about how to creat a rule which works similar as OOF, refer to the following KB article.
>
>311107.KB.EN-US Outlook: How to Emulate the Out of Office Assistant
>http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;EN-US;311107
>
>If anything is unclear or if you have any other concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Emily Lin,
>Microsoft Online Partner Support
>
>Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
>================================================= =====
>When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader
>so that others may learn and benefit from this issue.
>================================================= =====
>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>================================================= =====
>
>
>
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>>Thread-Topic: Notify external users with rule or out of office reply
>>thread-index: AcgcqQ/QnEvTbBdwTaGSPhrf/r9/eg==
>>X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 207.46.193.207
>>From: =?Utf-8?B?U0pNUA==?= <sjmp@newsgroup.nospam>
>>Subject: Notify external users with rule or out of office reply
>>Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 10:03:02 -0700
>>Lines: 11
>>Message-ID: <105043AB-D9E9-4C36-A628-2BCB8928854B@microsoft.com>
>>MIME-Version: 1.0
>>Content-Type: text/plain;
>> charset="Utf-8"
>>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>>X-Newsreader: Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000
>>Content-Class: urn:content-classes:message
>>Importance: normal
>>Priority: normal
>>X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.3790.2992
>>Newsgroups: microsoft.public.outlook.general
>>Path: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
>>Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl microsoft.public.outlook.general:83992
>>NNTP-Posting-Host: tk2msftibfm01.phx.gbl 10.40.244.149
>>X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.outlook.general
>>
>>using outlook 2003 exchange 2003 both sp2
>>
>>We recently had a user leave the company. I want to notify all external
>>people that send this user email that they are no longer here and should
>>address correcspondance to another users.
>>
>>I am using Out of Office Reply but would love another solution.
>>
>>Any ideas? Is there a way to change the Subject in Out of Office Reply?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>

>
>
>



 
 

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