Configuring Auto-forwarding to ert@ert.monitis.com in Exchange 2007

In Exchange 2007 it’s not possible to setup auto-forwarding to only forward emails received from a particular email address.

If you set up auto-forwarding in Exchange 2007 therefore, emails received from any email address will be forwarded to your provided email address.

Taking this into account, please note that you should create a separate test user in Exchange specifically to receive emails only from ert@ert.monitis.com and forward them back to it.

Step 1. Create a new mailbox in MS Exchange 2007 Management Console to receive emails from ert.ert@monitis.com.

Select Action -> New Mailbox.
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The New Mailbox window will open.
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Select User Mailbox and click Next.3

Fill-in data for the new user. Here we have created a new user with name “ert”.

Click Next.4

Enter alias for the mailbox user, select the mailbox location and policy settings. Here we have created a mailbox with the “ert” alias.

Click Next.5

Click New.6

Click Finish to finish creating the mailbox.

Step 2: Create a new MS Exchange contact with ert.ert@monitis.com email address.

Select Recipient Configuration and then New Mail Contact.
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The New Mail Contact window will open.8

Select New Contact and click Next.
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Fill-in the new contact data. Here we have created a new contact with the name “ert_monitoring” and alias “ert.monitis”.

Under the External email address enter: ert@ert.monitis.com.

Click Next.
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Click New.11

Click Finish.

Step 3. Configure the new MS Exchange mailbox to forward all emails to the new contact.

Right-click on the mailbox you have created to open Properties.12

Under Mail Flow Settings select Delivery Options.
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Check Forward to and click Browse.14

Under the Select Recipient select the contact that you have created (“ert_monitoring” in our example).
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Click OK.

Back in Delivery Options click OK.
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Setup is finished. All the emails sent to the new MS Exchange user you have created will be forwarded to ert.ert@monitis.com.