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Postmaster account - 14.Dec.2005 4:49:33 PM   
miffanwee

 

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Does the POSTMASTER@domainname.co.uk account automatically clear out its inbox?

For some strange reason I have approx 1000 emails in the inbox, but I have no way of getting in there to clean up.

Can anyone advise?

Miff


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RE: Postmaster account - 14.Dec.2005 6:31:36 PM   
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Check this out
reverse non-delivery report attack http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=909005
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RE: Postmaster account - 14.Dec.2005 9:48:45 PM   
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What do you mean by "I can't get in there"?

Isn't your postmaster mailbox owned by an AD account? 

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RE: Postmaster account - 15.Dec.2005 10:02:29 AM   
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yes it is, but I got an error message when trying to configure an Outlook client to connect to the Postmaster mailbox.

Am I going about this in the wrong way?

I am sure it is not an NDR attack, & I know why there are so many messages in the box because I rectified that yesterday (someone had set a symantec message delivery to the box) I just don't know how to access all these error messages to delete them.

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Miff
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RE: Postmaster account - 15.Dec.2005 3:44:20 PM   
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Mailboxes by default don't clear themselves out.
As long as you have permissions to the mailbox and the account is visible to the GAL, you should be able to add the mailbox to your Outlook profile, or create a separate profile.  How are you attempting to connect, and what happens when you try?

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RE: Postmaster account - 15.Dec.2005 5:17:08 PM   
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I shall get you the error message....hold on.

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RE: Postmaster account - 15.Dec.2005 5:26:37 PM   
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If I log onto the XP machine as POSTMASTER.

I then try & configure Outlook 2003 client to point to the EXCHANGE server....& when I try to add the name POSTMASTER in the mailbox box, I get message, "the name could not be matched to a name in the adddress list"

or not resolved.

Could this be because in the AD properties of the POSTMASTER account the check box "hide from address list" is CHECKED?

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MIFF

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RE: Postmaster account - 15.Dec.2005 7:38:55 PM   
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postmaster@yourdomain.com is actually an alias for the Administrator account, so when your setting up Outlook, you should enter Administrator and not Postmaster.

If you still get problems, ensure the administrator account is permitted to use OWA and delete the messages through that

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RE: Postmaster account - 16.Dec.2005 10:28:22 AM   
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oh, ok thanks I shall check.


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RE: Postmaster account - 16.Dec.2005 11:52:01 AM   
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Ok....only your OWA logon solution works....

But hey thanks it works.

Miff

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RE: Postmaster account - 17.Dec.2005 4:48:20 AM   
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To clean out mailboxes automatically you can set mailbox management policy. Go to ESM, recipient policies, mailbox management. Set a filter for the acount only. Then you can specify it to clean out the mailbox every so often.

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RE: Postmaster account - 17.Dec.2005 5:16:32 AM   
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Guys

post master account become popular here is the previous case
http://forums.msexchange.org/Po%24tma%24t3r_Account/m_1800392809/tm.htm

James, hope you doing okay,


Cheers,
oz


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RE: Postmaster account - 19.Dec.2005 9:17:04 PM   
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By the way:  Yes, if you have "Hide from global addressbook" checked, you will have problems trying to set up a client to connect to that mailbox.  When you are setting up in the Outlook wizard it does an ldap lookup to find the mailbox you are trying to configure, and it fails if that mailbox is hidden.

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RE: Postmaster account - 24.Dec.2005 8:54:32 AM   
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Many thanks to you all.

& Have a Wonderful Christmas!!!!

Miff

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