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External Forwarding without Mail Contact

In some scenarios. if forwarding needs to be enabled for numerous mailboxes and you don’t want to create mail contacts for them in the microsoft exchange server.

Ideal scenario going to mailbox properties enable forwarding and choose a mail contact. let’s see how to create forwarding without a mail contact.

Forwarding without mail contacts can be enabled through remote domains. By default, AutoforwardEnabled to set to false.

Get-RemoteDomain default | fl Name,AutoForwardEnabled

Instead of enabling for all domains, it’s wise to enable for specific domains only. So that you have control over it. Still, it varies scenario by scenario.

New-RemoteDomain azure365pro.com -DomainName azure365pro.com

by default when you add a remote domain autoforwardenabled to set to true

Get-RemoteDomain azure365pro.com | fl Name,AutoForwardEnabled

Now you can set forwarding without adding a mail contact like below. These forwarding will not be visible in the exchange control panel (ECP) interface.

Set-Mailbox username -DeliverToMailboxAndForward $false -ForwardingSmtpAddress forwardingmailbox@localhost

Removing remote domain if it’s not required.

Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Award-winning Technology Leader with a wealth of experience running large teams and diversified industry exposure in cloud computing. From shipping lines to rolling stocks.In-depth expertise in driving cloud adoption strategies and modernizing systems to cloud native. Specialized in Microsoft Cloud, DevOps, and Microsoft 365 Stack and conducted numerous successful projects worldwide. Also, Acting as a Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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