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I am currently running windows 2003 RC2, with Exchange 2003

I've setup a public folder, and it can receive internal and external mails with no problem.

I've used the folder assistant to create a reply template, one that I wish to fire for every message it receives. When I test an internal message, (via outlook) it's delivered to the public folder, and the reply template is recieved with no problem. When I test an external message, (via Gmail) it's delivered to the public folder, and the reply template is not triggered.

Any ideas as to why this may be happening?

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Automatic replies to the internet (including Out of Office) are off by default in Exch 2003. I think this setting applies to your situation too. To enable them, try this.

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Thanks for the tip - I am unsure that it works as of yet, (I have 100% confidence that it will, as I think I forgot that step!) - but you did answer the question, which is all I wanted! Thanks a lot :) –  Mister IT Guru Feb 23 '11 at 15:21
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