Article ID: 281926 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q281926
This article describes how to configure a mailbox to forward mail to either a mail-enabled contact (a custom recipient in Exchange Server 5.5) or another mailbox on an Exchange 2000 computer or on an Exchange Server 2003 computer.
For Exchange 2010, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
Configure User and Resource Mailbox PropertiesFor Exchange 2007, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
Create Forwarding Mailboxes for Custom Recipients
Note This procedure must be performed on a computer that is running both Exchange System Manager and the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. The Exchange Server-specific options are not available if the computer is not running the DLL files that are installed with Exchange System Manager.
The procedure is divided into two separate sections. If you are only going to be forwarding mail from one Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 mailbox or user to another Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 mailbox user, you do not have to complete the following first or second sections.
How to create a contact
How to mail-enable a contact
How to configure mail forwardingNote The forwarding address can be any mail-enabled object. Examples of mail-enabled objects include distribution groups, security groups, public folders, and other related items.
Article ID: 281926 - Last Review: October 22, 2010 - Revision: 7.1