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Creating a NO-REPLY email address on exchange 2010

Last week we got a call to create a NO-REPLY email address for our administration department. They want to send information to students and parents but not with their own email address. They do not need to receive replies. Its one-way information.

Lets get started on how we got this to work. Start ADUC and choose to create a new user:

Open your exchange Management Console and create a new mailbox

Select the NO-REPLY user we’ve just created.

Make sure you check if the NO-REPLY email address is correct.

Close these settings and open ADUC to create a new security group

Make sure you add all users to this group that need to send email AS NO-REPLY@……..

Open the properties of the NO-REPLY user and choose the security tab

Now add the NO-REPLY Email Users group

Make sure you select the SEND AS property to ALLOW

Select OK and wait. It can take up to TWO hours to make this work (due to exchange caching)

Lets finish off by creating a transport rule. This results in creating a return message to users that send email to NO-REPLY@…..

Open up your exchange Management Console and point to transport rules – create transport rule

Choose SEND TO PEOPLE and enter NO-REPLY@…..

Actions : Send rejection message to sender with enhanced status code

Enter a suiting return message and choose code 5.7.1

Now your done. Start outlook (with a user account that is member of the NO-REPLY Email Users group) and create a new mail and change the FROM button to NO-REPLY@……..and TEST, TEST, TEST

  1. alex
    October 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    this totally rocks, thankyou!!!

  2. Eddie
    March 19, 2013 at 3:17 am

    With Outlook 2010 as a client – ‘from’ button appears ok for sending as ‘no-reply’….however can’t find the same option for pc’s that are loaded with Outlook 2003 and hooked to Exchange 2010 (SBS2011)
    Any pointers much appreciated.

  3. Lk
    March 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you

  4. April 26, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Any advice for this method from powershell? Trying to configure a No Reply address but cant locate the parameters for -RjectMessagesFrom cmdlet

  5. April 30, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Thank you for that manual … it made my day :-)

  6. May 14, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Great article , took the liberty of linking to it from my blog ! :)

  7. omar
    June 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    thank you so much and well done

  8. Wyatt Watkins
    September 26, 2013 at 12:33 am

    This is what I am interested in doing for my fire marshal’s office so they can send violation notices, but do not want return emails. They prefer to only take phone calls for questions.

    Can you tell me if it is possible for this send FROM a different user feature will work if we are using an iPad to send the emails? Or would it be better to just set up a second exchange account on the iPad and then select which account sends the email? Thanks.

    • November 4, 2013 at 9:06 am

      I think it will work but you’ll need to configure different accounts on that Ipad.

  9. Oscar
    October 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Excellent. I also created a rule in our SPAM appliance to delete any message coming to that no replay address.

  10. Zana
    January 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I have found a simpler method of achieving the same, using SBS 2011 or Exchange 2010. Open Exchange management console and create a distribution group called No-Reply. Then open its properties and select the tab “Mail Flow Settings”. Then select “Mail Delivery Restrictions” and open its properties. Add the same group “No-Reply” as the only group that it is allowed to receive messages from. Any other sender will always get an error when they try to respond to that email address telling them that they are restricted. Remember to add the actual members (recipients) of your Organization that you want to use this feature, to the No-Reply distribution group or they too will be denied.

  11. Abraham
    February 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Worked Great! Thanks for the Advice!

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