Network Administration: E-Mail Forwarder Creation - dummies

Network Administration: E-Mail Forwarder Creation

A forwarder is a feature that automatically forwards any incoming e-mail to another e-mail address. This feature is most often used when an employee is on vacation or leave and the employee’s manager has requested that someone else temporarily handles the absent employee’s e-mail.

To configure a forwarder, follow these steps:

1Choose Start→Administrative Tools→Microsoft Exchange Server 2010→Exchange Management Console.

This fires up the Exchange Management Console. In the Navigation pane, navigate to Microsoft Exchange→Microsoft Exchange On-Premises→Recipient Configuration.

2Right-click the mailbox for the user whose e-mail you want to forward and choose Properties.

This summons the mailbox Properties dialog box.

3Click the Mail Flow Settings tab.

The Mail Flow settings are displayed.

4Double-click Delivery Options.

The Delivery Options dialog box appears. Select the Forward To check box.

5Click the Browse button.

The Select Recipient dialog box appears.

6Select the recipient you want to forward the e-mail to and then click OK.

The name you selected is displayed in the text box next to the Browse button.

7If you want the e-mail to be delivered to this user’s mailbox in addition to the forwarding address, select the Deliver Message to Both Forwarding Address and Mailbox option.

If you leave this option deselected, only the forwarding address will receive the e-mail — the mail won’t be delivered to this user’s mailbox.

8Click OK, then click the next OK.

The first OK click returns you to the mailbox Properties dialog box, and the second dismisses the dialog box.