Exchange 2000/2003 users often wish to forward e-mail sent to their Exchange mailboxes automatically to an external e-mail address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org). Using AD Users and Computers tool, Exchange administrator can do that quite easily. Please refer to "How to Configure a Mailbox to Forward Mail to a Mail-Enabled Contact" MS publication for details. See also "Forwarding Mail to an External Recipient" article by Mark Fugatt.
The procedure described in the articles above is pretty simple, but let's suppose that Exchange administrator has to turn on/turn off these forwarding options several times a week for users who are sick or on holiday. Every time when administrator turns that off, the link between the internal user account and the external forwarding address just dropped. To re-establish it, administrator must select the associated external address from the list of Active Directory contacts.
The CentralForwarder for MS Exchange 2000/2003 application is developed to solve this problem. Using the application, you can turn on/turn off e-mail forwarding with a single mouse click.
Date: January 15, 2004
License: Shareware $150
OS: Win 2000/XP