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I was wondering if it is possible, in Exchange server 2010, to disable a mailbox account, lets call it mailuser and if anyone sends a E-mail for then it will send a mail back with some sort of standard "This E-mail is no longer in use. Please write to instead" mail.

I know I can create an "out-of-office" reply from the users outlook, but it would be so much faster to do it within the exchange server.

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Check out Hub Transport Rules, there is a really easy wizard there for configuring this.

Hints: "Apply rules to messages when a recipient's adress contains '' send 'This E-mail address is no longer in use. Please contact for further questions." to sender with '5.7.1'.

Edit: Just tested it, works just fine!

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Thanks so much Erik, it really did the trick, just what I was looking for. You saved the day :-) – Mestika May 26 '10 at 8:48
FYI, these appear to have been added in Exchange 2007. Here are some MS reference links. Getting to Know Transport Rules in Exchange 2007 and Transport Rules: Exchange 2010 SP1 – Zoredache Nov 17 '10 at 23:24
This will require your email to still exist on the exchange. We solved this by moving it to contact, instead of mailbox. – Stoinov Dec 17 '14 at 11:54

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