- In a Microsoft Office 365 dedicated High Availability (ANSI-D) environment, you set a mailbox to forward messages to an alternative recipient by using the ForwardingSMTPAddress parameter. That is, you set messages to be delivered to both the original recipient and the forwarded recipient.
- You also set up an auto-reply of some type for the mailbox. For example, the auto-reply is a Microsoft Outlook rule or an out-of-office (OOF) message.
- Forwarding by using the ForwardingSMTPAddress parameter
Note Forwarding by using the ForwardingAddress parameter doesn't increase the XLOOP header value.
- Outlook auto-reply rules
Note The ForwardingSMTPAddress parameter can take any valid SMTP address as an input. However, the ForwardingAddress parameter requires a Microsoft Exchange Server user object as its value. The object may be a mailbox-enabled user, a mail-enabled user, or a mail-enabled contact. If no such object exists in the Office 365 dedicated environment, you must create a new user or contact in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) for the on-premises environment and then synchronize to Office 365 through Microsoft Managed Services Service Provisioning Provider (MMSSPP).
To set up mailbox forwarding to use an Exchange Server object, run the following cmdlets:
Set-Mailbox John@contoso.com –ForwardingSMTPAddress $NULL
Set-Mailbox John@contoso.com –ForwardingAddress firstname.lastname@example.org
Article ID: 2988783 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2016 - Revision: 1